History of First Maine Cavalry by Tobie / Civil War / Rare 1887 1st Edition - Inventory Number: HIS 048
History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865. By Edward P. Tobie. Published by the First Maine Cavalry Association.
Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887. First Edition. Rare.
A solid and attractive very rare First Edition book. This book is large and very thick; it has been professionally rebound. Inside the cover is an original leaflet advertising this regimental history for sale to members of the 1st Maine Cavalry, as well as several original newspaper clippings pertaining to their reunions. The book is complete with many illustrations throughout. This unit is noted for suffering the highest casualty rates of any Union Cavalry regiment: recorded as 15 officers and 159 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and an additional 344 men dying of disease.
The 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was one of the Maine units used during the American Civil War. Organized in Augusta, Maine on October 31, 1861 for three years. The original members were mustered out on November 25, 1864 when their service was up, but later recruits, along with members of the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry and those who chose to reenlist, were retained in the regiment until its mustering out at Petersburg, Virginia on August 1, 1865. The official list of battles in which the regiment bore a part:Middletown; Winchester; Cedar Mountain; 2nd Bull Run; South Mountain; Antietam; Fredericksburg; Rappahannock Station; Brandy Station; Aldie; Middleburg; Upperville; Gettysburg; Shepardstown; Sulphur Springs; Mine Run; Fortification of Richmond; Old Church; Todd's Tavern; Ground Squirrel Bridge; Cold Harbor; Trevillian Station; St Mary's Church; Deep Bottom; Ream's Station; Wyatt's Farm; Boydton Road; and Bellefield..."
Very thick and heavy quarto - sized leather-bound hardcover book; 735 pages of text with more than 100 illustrations. Very Good condition. A solid and attractive copy of this rare book.
Inventory Number: HIS 048