Charles Scribner’s Sons, Campaigns of the Civil War, 16 vols, 1st ed.


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Charles Scribner’s Sons published these fine, concise histories of the various important campaigns of the Civil War between 1881 and 1887.

These volumes are important in that they are among the first to utilize the official records of the Union and Confederate armies, then being edited by the War Department. Further, most are written by a participant in the action described. As such, they are at once carefully analyzed history from primary sources and recollections of combatants.

Most occupy important places in the early historiography of the campaigns. John G. Nicolay. The Outbreak of the Rebellion (orig. 1881). M. F. Force. From Fort Henry to Corinth (orig. 1881). Alexander S. Webb. The Peninsula (orig. 1881). John C. Ropes. The Army Under Pope (orig. 1881). Henry M. Cist. The Army of the Cumberland (orig. 1882). Jacob D. Cox. Atlanta (orig. 1882). 274p. F. W. Palfrey. The Antietam Campaign and Fredericksburg (orig. 1882). F. V. Greene. The Mississippi (orig. 1882). Jacob D. Cox. The March to the Sea-Franklin and Nashville (orig. 1882. Daniel Ammen. The Atlantic Coast (orig. 1883). George E. Pond. The Shenandoah Valley in 1864 (orig. 1883). A. A. Humphreys. The Virginia Campaign of 1864 and 1865 (orig. 1883). A. T. Mahan. The Gulf and the Inland Waters (orig. 1883). Frederick Phisterer. Statistical Record of the Armies of the United States (orig. 1883). Abner Doubleday. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (orig. 1886). James Russell Soley. The Blockade and the Cruisers (orig. 1887).

Light bump; light chipping of extremities; light wear of spine; else very good. An unusually clean and bright set.

Charles Scribner’s Sons. CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1881 – 1883. 16 volumes. First editions.