Young, L. D. Lieut.
Book Title Reminiscences of a soldier of the Orphan brigade,
Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.) Paperback
Book Condition Very Good with No dust jacket as issued
Edition First Edition; Various
Publisher's Name Courier-journal job Print. Co 1918
Seller ID or SKU 61112
Original 1918 edition. Brown paperback has water staining to pages but does not affect readability. Dedicated to "those who wore the Gray and to their children and children's children" . Author was from Paris KY Includes recollections of the Battle of Shiloh, the Bombardment of Vicksburg, Murfresesboro, the Battle of Chickamauga, and Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Dallas, and Atlanta. Lt. Young was from Paris, Ky. Also has the poem entitled "The Orphan Brigade" by Prof. N.Shaler of the Federal Army. The Orphan Brigade was the nickname of the First Kentucky Brigade, a group of military units recruited from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fight for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The brigade was the largest Confederate unit to be recruited from Kentucky during the war. Its original commander was Major General John C. Breckinridge, former Vice President of the United States and candidate for President, who was enormously popular with Kentuckians. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 99 pages