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[Civil War/General Wharton Signed] C. H. Lee. THE JUDGE ADVOCATE’S VADE MECUM: EMBRACING A GENERAL VIEW OF MILITARY LAW, AND THE PRACTICE BEFORE COURTS MARTIAL…
Richmond: West and Johnson, 1863. 1st edition. Ffep carries a signed ownership inscription “G. C. Wharton/ 51st Va Regt./ from Majr. Chas. S. Stringfellow.” Gabriel Colvin Wharton (1824-1906) graduated from VMI in 1847. He fought for the Confederacy in the Battles of Fort Donelson, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek, New Market, and Waynesboro. Brigadier General beginning in July 1863. During much of the war, Wharton was in southwestern Virginia, where his brigade guarded railroads. As a civilian, Wharton was a mining engineer, including work in Arizona before the War. While in the West before the War, he also engineered military roads and worked for the General Land Office. Wharton co-founded the New River Valley Railroad, Mining, and Manufacturing Company. As a member of the General Assembly, Wharton was able to get legislation passed to grant the company a charter. The Company’s first major goal was to build a rail line from the Pocahontas coal fields (in West Virginia) to the Central train depot in Central, VA, halfway between Bristol and Lynchburg, VA. A few years later, Central City was renamed Radford after G. C. Wharton’s father in law, John B. Radford.
8vo. Contemp ¼ leather and marbled board. Worn, joint split. Dampstaining/wrinkling, spotting to beginning and end of volume. Sold with all faults. 1.0 Lb.

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THE JUDGE ADVOCATE’S VADE... Sgd by G. C. Wharton

Estimate $200 - $300Sep 8, 2016
360 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
United States
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