William M. Tyler, The Dispatch Carrier Pamphlet


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William M. Tyler wrote The Dispatch Carrier to tell the story of his experiences as a prisoner of war in Andersonville but also included a good deal more memoir than most POW tales.

Tyler originally published his memoirs of Andersonville in 1886, detailing his capture after the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, and subsequent experiences at Andersonville. The Dispatch Carrier adds Tyler’s earlier service with the 9th Illinois Cavalry in Arkansas to the tale. Together the memoirs make up an interesting, detailed and reliable account of service in the field, significant battles, and suffering in prison.

Original wraps repaired with archival tape at spine; wraps lightly gouged and stained; text toned; else very good.

Tyler, William M. The Dispatch Carrier, by Comrade Wm. N. Tyler, Co. I, 9th Ill. Cav., Co. B, 95th Ill. Col. Inf. A Thrilling Description of the Adventures of a Dispatch Carrier in the Late War, the Capture, Imprisonment, Escape and Recapture of a Union Soldier, a Complete Narrative of a Soldier’s Individual Experience in the Civil War, From 1861 to 1865, As Written by Himself. Second Edition. Port Byron, IL: Port Byron “Globe” Print, 1892. 89, 61p., octavo., wrappers, (Dornbusch-50).