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    Personal Copy of William Gaston Henderson of the Jeff Davis Legion Cavalry and Forrest's Cavalry

    [Confederate Imprint] Francis Peyre Porcher. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; With Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs. Richmond: West and Johnston, 1863. First edition. Octavo. 601 pages. Rebound in black cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Replaced endpapers. Original owner's name and date, "W. G. Henderson / 1864" removed from original endpaper and mounted to front pastedown. Externally fine; contents with occasional pencil marginalia and underling; some pages toned; scattered foxing and damp staining, otherwise internally in good condition. William Gaston Henderson, the book's original owner, studied law in North Carolina and later moved to Mississippi. In 1861 he enlisted in Company B of the Jeff Davis Legion Cavalry as a 1st Lieutenant and was later elected Captain. In June, 1863 he was wounded, requiring him to use crutches for two years. He was promoted to Major for gallantry by the Confederate Congress. He later transferred to Forrest's Cavalry as Lt. Colonel, 5th Mississippi Cavalry. [Parrish and Willingham, Confederate Imprints, 6132]

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