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Donaldson's fiercely candid observations reveal much about the political life of the Army of the Potomac, and his letters contribute unforgettable ...Show synopsisDonaldson's fiercely candid observations reveal much about the political life of the Army of the Potomac, and his letters contribute unforgettable descriptions of actions at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Fiercely idealistic in the early days of the war, his letters and diary soon betray a growing disenchantment that leads to a startling climax. 28 photos, 6 maps.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some shelf...Very good in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some shelf wear. Front endpaper torn at hinge. Front free endpaper has previous owners pencil marks. Clean inside. Tight binding. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 500 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fine in Very Good jacket. 500 pp. B/w photos & maps. Subtitle: ...Fine in Very Good jacket. 500 pp. B/w photos & maps. Subtitle: "The Civil War Experience of Captain Francis Adams Donaldson." Book has blue backstrip with metallic copper lettering. Unclipped, unpriced dj is navy blue, with sepia tone facsimile of letter by Donaldson overlaid with his photo on front cover. Each back corner of dj has a 1/2" closed tear. One man's view of the Civil War as revealed by his letters, which lay untouched in the Civil War Library and Museum in Philadelphia for more than 125 years.
Description:B&w Illus. Fine in Fine jacket. 8 vo. Dj in mylar; "At the...B&w Illus. Fine in Fine jacket. 8 vo. Dj in mylar; "At the outbreak of war, twenty-year-old Francis Adams Donaldson enlisted in the 1st California Regiment (later known as the 71st Pennsylvania Volunteers) of the famous Philadephia Brigade of the II Corps, Army of the Potomac. He fought at Ball's Bluff (where he was captured) and participated in the Peninsula Campaign until he was wounded at the Battle of Fair Oaks." 500 pages.
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