Civil War History Books The Story of A Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War by Leander Stillwell 1984 Time Life Collectors Books

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This is a fine condition (like new) collectible leather bound hardcover. 1983 Time Life Books photographically reproduced from the First Edition, thus preserving the historical authenticity, including typographical errors and irregularities. As new, crisp and clean inside and out. This series of titles from The Collectors Library of the Civil War are handsome editions in fine bindings. Bound in black leather hardcover boards with gold lettering and embossed frontispiece. Gold tipped page edges with attached red ribbon bookmark. Binding tight and straight as new. Handsome collectible in as new excellent condition. Octavo book size or 6" x 9" with 278 pages.

Leander Stillwell was typical of thousands of Northern boys answering the call for volunteers during the Civil War. He tells of his war experience in straightforward, plain narrative. His time in the war was typical and well detailed in this book. He tells of being "mortified" when his regiment missed two battles because it had been left to guard a town in Tennessee, but added "The common soldier can only obey orders". He returned from the war to finish law school and open a thriving law practice. In 1883 he was elected judge of Kansas' 7th District Court. He never forgot his Civil War service, later writing a prize winning article for his stirring account of the Battle of Shiloh.

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