DESTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION: PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF THE LATE WAR.
Taylor, Richard, DESTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION: PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF THE LATE WAR. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1879. First edition, maroon cloth hardcover w/gilt titling, 8vo (9 x 6"), good / n.a. , 274 pp., . Binding hinges and joints tight, light rubbing to corners and head and tail of spine, damp staining to front corners of text block nearly all the way through, some small sporadic spotting throughout. Richard Taylor was a Lt. General in the CSA, and the son of Zachary Taylor. This is an "In Tall Cotton" selection. This book is regarded as being among the best of the Confederate memoirs. His insights and observations into, and of, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are among the greatest of the civil war genre. Lightly stained and battered, this tome is in sync with the confederate contemporaries of its day - quite the distinctive book indeed, a wonderful container of captured tyme.