Chicago: J Fairbanks, 1880.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14385
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, light tone with foxing, light cock, 1884 owner's signature, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "It is not without hesitation that the author gives this poem to the public. That it has fallen far below his own ideal, prepares him to admit, what doubtless all can see, imperfections in it neither small nor few. But he as sought to present a faithful picture of that campaign, greatest in our civil war; and especially to make vivid the life of the soldiery during the siege of Vicksburg. He has sought accuracy in the historical account, and believes he has succeeded." - Preface. C A Hobbs was First Sereant Company B, Ninety-Ninth Illinois Infantry. His dedication, to his wife, mentions this is "My Only Poetical Work." The "narrative in verse" describes the "history of the siege and subsequent capture of Vicksburg by the Union soldiers under Grant, in 1862". ; Ex-Library; 299 pages.