The Horseman’s Friend, or Pocket Counsellor by George Colby, printed in Gettysburg by J. E. Wible, northeast corner of diamond, 1868. Hardbound 36 pages in marbled paper measuring 5 ½” by 4”. Colby served as a private in the 126th Pennsylvania infantry from August 1862 to May 1863 and saw action at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He enlisted again in February 1864 as a saddler in the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, mustering out in July 1865. A scarce book written by a Civil War veteran and printed in Gettysburg. Book contains several very interesting advertisements of Gettysburg establishments.
George Colby - Residence Franklin County PA; Enlisted on 8/7/1862 as a Private. On 8/7/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. PA 126th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 5/20/1863 at Harrisburg, PA. George B. Colby - Enlisted on 2/3/1864 as a Saddler. On 2/3/1864 he mustered into "D" Co. PA 21st Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 7/8/1865 at Lynchburg, VA.
Comes housed in a display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: GET 375 / SOLD