Description[Joseph P. Blessington]. The Campaigns of Walker's Texas Division. By a Private Soldier. New York: Published for the author by Lange, Little & Co., Printers, 1875. First edition. Octavo. 314 pages. Publisher's original green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine.
Rare Texas Civil War narrative. "This is the only complete history of the largest single unit of Texas troops in the Civil War, the only division in the Confederate army composed of troops from a single state... The unit served primarily in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and was the backbone of the Confederate forces of the Trans- Mississippi West. Its major contributions were in opposition to Gen. N.P. Banks' invasion of Louisiana, especially at Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Jenkins' Ferry, and Milliken's Bend." (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books, page 17).
Condition: Very good. Modest shelf wear to the extremities of the boards; small repairs to the spine ends. Minor occasional foxing. Former owner's large book plate featuring a panoply of arms mounted to front pastedown.
Reference: Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 17. Howes B-533.
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