CALIFORNIA AND THE CIVIL WAR
FLETCHER, Daniel Cooledge
Ayer, MA Press of Huntley S. Turner 1894 196 pages. First Edition. Frontispiece of author from B/W photograph. Tissue guard. Original maroon cloth with black bands on front cover. Gilt spine titling. 6" x 8 7/8" Fully half of the book details the author's Gold Rush experiences in California The second half of the book covers the author's Civil War experiences, where he served as Sergeant, Company H, 40th Regiment, New York Volunteers. He lost a leg at Second Bull Run. From Kurutz 244: "The Civil War veteran devoted the first half of his recollections to his llife in California. Written in the 1890s, the book describes the period 1852 to 1858 in the mines. Early in 1853 with his brother Theodore, Fletcher took a steamer from New York to the Isthmus of Panama, caught another steamer to San Francisco, proceeded to Marysville, and finally went to Grass Valley....In general, Fletcher supplied one of the better accounts of quartz mining in the Grass Valley district." Cowan II, p. 214; Graff 1350; Howes F-188; Morgan, Gardner, pp. xxiv-xxv. Partial separation of title page; partially open front hinge, but holding; slight edgewear with more at the spine ends; still, Very Good Plus or better and now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
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