Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Small 4to. Warmly inscribed to “my good friend _________,” and signed/dated by author on front free endpaper. Gray cloth-covered boards, with bright gilt lettering to front; Gilt lettering to spine within deep blue field. Fine, but for nudged corners. Near Fine in Very Good Plus Dustjacket. Item #74247
The 37th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry (aka The Fremont Rifles) mustered out in 1866 and served in the western theater of the Civil War, participating and suffering significant losses in the battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove and the sieges of Vicksburg and Fort Blakeley. It also participated in other skirmishes while performing garrison duty in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas, serving briefly in Tennessee and Florida as well. In all, the 37th Illinois traveled nearly 18,000 miles during the war, marching 3,286 miles and travelled another 14,560 miles by boat.