RECORD OF THE TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT MASS. VOL. INFANTRY IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION 1861-1865 WITH ALPHABETICAL ROSTER, COMPANY ROLLS, PORTRAITS, MAPS; ETC.
RECORD OF THE TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT MASS. VOL. INFANTRY IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION 1861-1865 WITH ALPHABETICAL ROSTER, COMPANY ROLLS, PORTRAITS, MAPS; ETC.

RECORD OF THE TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT MASS. VOL. INFANTRY IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION 1861-1865 WITH ALPHABETICAL ROSTER, COMPANY ROLLS, PORTRAITS, MAPS; ETC.

(Boston: William Ware and Co., 1886).

FIRST EDITION IN THE PUBLISHER'S PREFERRED BINDING OF MOROCCO, GILT LETTERED. The 23d Regiment Mass. Vol. Infantry was composed of six companies from Essex County and one each from Bristol, Plymouth, Middlesex, and Worcester. Several were recruited by men who had seen service between April and July, 1861. The companies assembled at Lynnfield, Mass., in September, 1861, and many of the men were mustered on September 28, though some were not mustered until December. After their arrival at Annapolis John 'Kurtz, an old militia officer, was commissioned colonel of the regiment. It originally formed a part of Foster's Brigade, Burnside's Coast Division before seeing combat in many campaigns. It was mustered out of the service in June of 1865 and returned to Massachusetts where the men received their pay and their final discharge. Item #27854

First Edition. Illustrated with folding maps and approximately 150 collotype photographs of members of the regiment, as well as photographs of New Berne, North Carolina. 8vo, publisher's preferred binding of three-quarter brown morocco over cloth boards, the spine with raised bands separating the compartments, ornamental device in blind to the compartments but for one which is lettered in gilt, original calf back cloth, all edges gilt. xx, 352 pp. A handsome and well preserved copy, tight and strong, clean and crisp. Very minimal evidence of age, a small number of leaves with a light border stain.

Price: $495.00