Wright, Marcus, Confederate War Journal, Illustrated, full run (24 issues)


A Scarce Piece of Confederate History

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A full run of The Confederate War Journal, edited by Marcus Wright, lawyer, author, Confederate general and an agent for collection of Confederate records for War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 

The full run (24 issues) of a rival publication to the  Confederate Veteran.  Like its competitor, each issue is full of official reports and orders of battle, contemporary letters, later recollections, poetry, and humor, all relating to the experience of the Southern side of the Civil War.  It is replete with numerous woodcut illustrations (some full or double paged), portraits, plates, and maps.

As with Confederate Veteran, it began publication in 1893, but unlike the latter, War Journal only lasted two years.  Many of these eyewitness accounts made there way into the Official Records.

A scarce piece of Confederate history; full runs are just plain rare.

Bound in contemporary 1/2 leather and marbled boards; edges lt. yellow. & lt. ch. on very few pages; else v.g.

CONFEDERATE WAR JOURNAL ILLUSTRATED.  New York and Lexington, KY:  1893-1895.  Vols. 1 & 2 (192p.; 192p.), illus., maps, index (Vol. I).  Edited by Marcus J. Wright.