1883 - MEMOIR - GUILFORD GRAYS - CO B, 27TH NC REGIMENT

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  • Sold Date: Jul 31,2009
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Featuring the Confederate Memoir

---- REMINISCENCES OF THE GUILFORD GRAYS Company B, 27 th North Carolina Regiment by John A. Sloan MINT CONDITION (This is a New, Un-Read Book) Sharp, Clean, Solid Memoir of a Captain in Company B Impressed, Gold-Gilded Lettering ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY R. O. POLKINORN, PRINTER, WASHINGTON, D.C., IN 1883, THIS IS A HANDSOMELY PUBLISHED 1999 REPRINT BY BROADFOOT PUBLISHERS. One of the few company-grade memoirs of the Civil War, this is a fine account by the Captain and Commander of Company B, in which the narrative describes the fighting the Grays participated in from March 1862 until April 1865, including New Berne, Kinston, Seven Days' Battles, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Yellow Tavern, Reams' Station, and locations. The narrative is followed by a roster of the company. The "Guilford Grays" was formally organized as a militia company in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, on the 15th of March, 1860. It was on this date that the officers received their commissions from North Carolina Governor John W. Ellis. The timing purposely coincided with the anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, "an honored day among the people of old Guilford." The company was mustered into Confederate service on June 20, 1861, and was eventually assigned to the 27th North Carolina Regiment and designated as Company B. THIS BOOK IS IN MINT CONDITION! NEW, NICE, SOLID, CLEAN, BRIGHT The book is new and is bound in brown oil cloth with gold-gilded, impressed lettering. It is clean, tightly bound, without a mark. The book contains 143 pages including the company roster and a book index.
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