Civil War Books Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman Collectors Book Library of the Civil War by J.H. Kidd Gifts for Readers History Books

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This is a fine condition (like new) collectible leather bound hardcover. 1983 Time Life Books photographically reproduced from the 1908 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.

Few men enjoyed cavalry life more than the author, James Harvey Kidd, a midwesterner who became a Union Trooper. Prancing horses flashing sabers and massed troops galloping into battle combined to make Civil War cavalry of both sides a dramatic sight. The author was one of those dashing cavalrymen who participated in more than 60 battles and left the army after three yrs wearing a general's star. The pride and exuberance Kidd felt as a soldier are evident throughout the pages of his memoir. At the close of the war he took the Michigan Cavalry west to present day Montana on an expedition against the Sioux and Cheyenne. He established a post at Fort Reno Wyoming.

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