Geo. Hess, The Maryland Campaign From Sept. 1st to Sept 20th, 1862…, Battlefield Pamphlet
An Antietam Souvenir From the Original Battlefield Guide!
George Hess was the Superintendent of Antietam National Cemetery, and wrote The Maryland Campaign… the same year Antietam National Battlefield was established.
This was essentially the original Antietam battlefield pamphlet. Hess’ pamphlet includes battle narratives, tables of organization, casualty abstracts, official reports, and directions to points of interest on the battlefield.
Stamped on front wrapper and end page, “O.T. Reilly, Dealer in War Relics, Photographs and Guide for Battlefield. Sharpsburg, Md.” Oliver Thomas Reilly, a native of Keedysville, and five years old at the time of the battle, became the most significant early student of the battle, selling guidebooks and leading tours from his Sharpsburg bookshop. Reilly’s early clients were veterans, so his tours benefited from enormous amounts of first-hand recollections. Relics of his relic store make fascinating mementoes of history tours that, in many cases, pre-date the National Battlefield.
Front wrapper detached but present; lightly toned; lightly stained; else very good.
Hess, Geo. The Maryland Campaign From Sept. 1st to Sept 20th, 1862. History and Explanation of the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam, Md. Hagerstown, Md.: Globe Job Rooms Print., 1890. 1st edition, 67(3)p., frontispieces, illustrations.
|Dimensions||10 × 7 × 4 in|
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