THE WAR BETWEEN THE UNION AND THE CONFEDERACY AND ITS LOST OPPORTUNITIES WITH A HISTORY OF THE 15TH ALABAMA REGIMENT AND THE FORTY-EIGHT BATTLES IN WHICH IT WAS ENGAGED ... ILLUSTRATED BY PORTRAITS.

New York and Washington: Neale Publishing Company, 1905. Original gilt-lettered cloth, front cover decorated in color with American and Confederate flags crossed on a sword. Gilt-lettered spine title. xxiv, [25]-808 pp. With half title and 13 full-page illustrations [including frontis portrait of Oates in Confederate uniform], as issued. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. An attractive Neale imprint. Near Fine.

Krick calls this "one of the more interesting and important Confederate memoirs. Oates saw a substantial portion of the war and did not hesitate to report in an opinionated and detailed fashion.... The Gettysburg segment is particularly significant." Nevins gives it a grudging thumbs up: "Opinionated but generally reliable."
Krick states that all copies inspected are printed with "Fifth Thousand" on the title page. Thus, he suspects "that this was the standard issue." A second edition issued in 1906.
FIRST EDITION. Krick, Neale Books 357. Howes O2 'aa'. II Dornbusch 53. In Taller Cotton 144. I Nevins 139. Item #37849

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