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    Confederate Surgeon Samuel Houston Caldwell's Author-Signed Copy of Confederate Wizards of the Saddle. After serving under Confederate Cavalryman General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Caldwell returned to his medical practice in Paris, Tennessee - and often let his thoughts drift back to the Civil War. He was active in the United Confederate Veterans organization and collected mementos of his service and books about the war, especially those that tended to focus on the cavalry service.

    This volume of Confederate Wizards of the Saddle, published by Chapple Publishing Company in 1914, was written by Bennett H. Young, himself a Confederate veteran and one-time Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans. Signed by Young, this book was in the personal library of Samuel H. Caldwell and later that of his daughter Rowena Caldwell Davis. Measuring 7" x 9.5", the book is cloth bound with white stamping on the front and, at 627 pages, it is a wealth of information on the Confederate cavalry service. The stamping on the binding has faded but the interior pages are in good condition, including the many illustrations such as that of General Forrest and the many maps and diagrams that are included.

    This book was surely treasured by the former Confederate surgeon and was likely signed by the author at one of the many Confederate reunions Dr. Caldwell attended.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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