One of the best primary accounts of the Civil War by a Confederate. John Dooley was the youngest son of Irish immigrants to Richmond, Virginia, where his father prospered, and the family took a leading position among Richmond's sizeable Irish community. Early in 1862, John left his studies at Georgetown University to serve in the First Virginia ...
One of the best primary accounts of the Civil War by a Confederate. John Dooley was the youngest son of Irish immigrants to Richmond, Virginia, where his father prospered, and the family took a leading position among Richmond's sizeable Irish community. Early in 1862, John left his studies at Georgetown University to serve in the First Virginia Infantry Regiment, in which his father John and brother James also served. John's service took him to Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg (Antietam), Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg; before that last battle, Dooley was elected a lieutenant. On the third day at Gettysburg, Dooley swept up the hill in Pickett's charge, where he was shot through both legs and lay all night on the field, to be made a POW the next day. Held until February 27, 1865, Dooley made his way back south to arrive home very near the Confederacy's final collapse. Dooley's account is valuable for the content of his service and because most of the material came from his diary, with some interpolations (which are indicated as such) that he made shortly after the war's end when his memory was still fresh. Dooley's health seems to have been permanently compromised by his wounds; he entered a Roman Catholic seminary after the war and died in 1873 several months before his ordination was to take place.
Good. 244pp. Blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. Corners bumped, light staining to rear cover, contents toned, owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Book is otherwise in clean and sound condition, binding is tight. Foreward is by Douglas Southall Freeman.
Good. Octavo. Hardcover Cloth. 1945. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. Text in English 244 pp. Bound in original blue publisher's cloth. Cover shows mild publisher's cloth. Cover shows mild bumps adn rubs. Rear hinge cracked. Interior text and plates are clean throughotu. Binding is solid. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Very Good-, Fair. 8VO, 244 pgs., B/W Illus, Hardcover. Hardcover: Blue cloth binding with title in gold on spine. Board corners are bumped and spine edge is slightly rubbed. Light soil. Map endpapers. Title, text pages are printed on 'ivory' paper and are lightly oxidized on edges. This is a narrative of a soldier of the first Virginia Infantry, Kemper's brigade, Pickett's Division, First Corps Army of Northern Virginia. The journal begins immediately after the Battle of Cedar Mountain 1862. There is also a wholly authentic addendum on prison life. Illustrated. Nice tight binding. Tired dust jacket has large chips missing from all corners, edges and spine ends. Oxidized and soiled. In protective mylar.
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