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2V G G Benedict VERMONT IN THE CIVIL WAR A HISTORY 1886/1888 Complete Set Antique Decorative Tissue-Guarded Portraits Maps Letters Soldiers Sailors Union Army Burlington Daily Free Press Militia Regiments Brigades Batteries Companies United States

Title: Vermont in the Civil War. A History of the Part Taken by the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War for the Union, 1861-5
Author: G. G. Benedict - George Grenville Benedict was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Benedict was awarded the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863. He was honored with the award on 27 June 1892. During his nine-month stint in the Army, Benedict wrote back letters to the newspaper, The Burlington Daily Free Press, for publishing. After the war he later compiled these letters into a two-volume work Vermont in the Civil War: A History of the Part Taken by the Vermont Soldiers and Sailors in the War for the Union 1861-1865 in 1866.

In 1895 he also published Army Life in Virginia: Letters from the Twelfth Vermont Regiment and Personal Experiences of Volunteer Service in the War for the Union 1862-1863.
Publisher: The Free Press Association
City: Burlington, Vermont
Year: 1886/1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 620, 808 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: These volumes are bound in green pebbled cloth with gilt titles on the spines. The work is illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded engraved portraits, as well as maps. The text itself collects the letters of Civil War hero and Medal of Honor recipient George G. Benedict during his nine months of service in the Union Army. These letters were first published in The Burlington Daily Free Press before they were collected into this 2 volume set.
Condition / Notes: This complete set shows very well, with some typical indications of age and wear,including mild shelfwear and rubbing. Bindings and text blocks are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and legible through mild/moderate age toning/foxing. There is writing to the front endpapers in volume I.

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Estimate $70 - $200May 19, 2019