W.C. King & W.P. Derby, Campfire Sketches and Battlefield Echols of 61-65, 1st ed.


Countless Incidents and Experiences from a Soldier Life

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W.C. King & W.P. Derby’s Campfire Sketches and Battlefield Echols of 61-65 was compiled by two 27th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment members. In the style of the famous Hardtack and Coffee, it “records ” countless incidents and experiences prominent in soldier life…”

Sharing the experiences of more than “three hundred veteran soldiers of the rank and file, both North and South” it is  “entertaining, but decidedly instructive.” The short chapters contain such wide experiences as:  Captured by a Girl; What a Battle Is; Recollections of an Army Nurse; Army Teamsters; Drawing Lots for Death; Farragut’s Originality; Jackson on the March; Battle of Pea Ridge; Grant’s Anxious Period; Life in the Trenches; Pluck at Stone River; Brilliant Cavalry Charges at Gettysburg; and plenty more!  

Very good; clean; hinges weak but still tight; water damage to rear board.  Unusually uncommon. 

King, W. C. and W. P. Derby of 27th Mass. Reg., compilers.  CAMPFIRE SKETCHES AND BATTLEFIELD ECHOLS OF 61-65.  Cleveland:  N. G. Hamilton & Co., 1886.  1st.; 624p.; illustrated boards; numerous illustrations throughout.