Carbondale IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1960. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 264p. Ex-library hardcover book in dustjacket. Foreword by Bell I. Wiley. A few library ownership marks; text is unmarked and complete. Overall good condition. A scarce work; other books from this era published by SIU Press were often limited to only 1,500 copies published. Item #1234640
WITH TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY NOTED CIVIL WAR HISTORIAN BELL I. WILEY TO LINCOLN SCHOLAR JOHN J. DUFF. Wiley wrote a number of Civil War books while Duff is the author of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: PRAIRIE LAWYER. In the letter, Wiley warmly thanks Duff for his commenets following Wiley's address to the New York City Civil War Round Table. The book deals with the experiences of a soldier from Harrison, Ohio who served in the 83rd Ohio during the Civil War.