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    Major W. S. Dunlop. Lee's Sharpshooter; or, the Forefront of Battle. A Story of Southern Valor That Never Has Been Told. Little Rock: Tunnah & Pittard, Printers, 1899. First edition. Octavo. 488 pages. Portrait of Major Dunlop in uniform used as frontispiece. Publisher's original gray blind-stamped cloth. Titles stamped in gilt on the spine.

    Scarce memoir by Major William Dunlop, who commanded the sharpshooter battalion formed from the 1st, 12, 13th, and 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiments. He permanently revitalized the battalion in 1864, which served with distinction in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Lee until Dunlop was wounded and captured at Amelia's Courthouse during the retreat from Richmond in 1865. The remainder of the Sharpshooters found their way to Appomattox and many were present for the surrender. Howes D573.

    Condition: Very good. Scattered light spotting to boards. Internally clean and tight.


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