A SCRAP OF HISTORY.
np: n.d.: 1870s? 5" x 7". 8pp. Original printed wrappers with wrapper title [as issued], stitched. Short closed tear running through fore-edge [no loss]. Else Very Good.
This Civil War narrative is a humorous and sarcastic portrayal of General John Pope's failures at the Second Battle of Manassas. Speaking of "this great general's modesty," the author explains that Pope "introduced a new idea in war, one worthy of being added to the regulations, and that was that every general should be his own trumpeter, as well as keep a number of trumpeters in his employ." The pamphlet consists of excerpts from Francis Colburn Adams' book entitled SIEGE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.: WRITTEN EXPRESSLY FOR LITTLE PEOPLE , pages 55-65.
OCLC 70115539 [1-Newberry]. Item #28941