This is a nice find for the Civil War buff - the 1901 edition of Pennsylvania at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, published by Wm. Stanley Ray, State Printer, in Harrisburg, PA (noted on page directly after the title page). It was originally published in 1897, but this was one of the 1901 reprints done by the state and it is stamped inside with the words "Compliments of Philip H. Heil, House of Reps. Pa" as this was one of a certain number of copies, of which some were given to members of the state legislature and distributed to constituents, such as this one. It is a handsome volume, with part leather cover, gold gilt decoration and lettering on the leather spine, marbled boards and endpapers, and illustrations inside, including soldiers, and of course, the monuments dedicated at originally to mark the positions of all the Pennsylvania commands that were engaged there.
This is a lovely book in very good condition with clean, unmarked, tight pages, a strong binding, and some light scuffs and bumps to the leather on the cover and spine, light wear on the marbled cover boards, some corner bumps and some edge chipping on the top and bottom edges of the front and back boards. The top, sides and bottom of the pages edges are gold gilt edged. There is minimal foxing, and I saw one small tear on a page edge toward the end as I was paging through, as well as two semi uncut page edges near the end as well. At the end of the book, there is a list of the inscriptions on the monuments to the Pennsylvania regiments engaged in the battles of Chickamauga, Brown's Ferry, Wauhatchie, Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge and Ringgold. There is also a roster of applications for transportation to Chattanooga and an index at the end of the book. There are 498 numbered pages.
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