Chicago: W.B. Conkey Company, 1899. Original publisher's pale green cloth, title stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Owner inscription on endpaper. , 336pp, with all illustrations collated as issued. Inner hinges cracked, else Very Good.
"Opie left the Stonewall Brigade and campaigned as a cavalryman until 1864 capture; the remainder of the narrative recounts his experiences at Elmira" [Nevins]. Writing from Staunton, Virginia, he dedicates his memoir to his comrades with "the 'Clarke Cavalry,' a troop of Virginian horsemen, who served in the Confederate Army from Harper's Ferry to Appomattox ... The true type of the gentleman, the old-time Virginian, and the Southern horseman."
FIRST EDITION. Howes O101. I Nevins 140. Item #38062