Troy, NY: 1864. First hand account of a Troy, New York Civil War veteran, written by Corporal G. A. Lord. Lord was born in Montreal, moved to the US in 1846 and was a 42 year old teacher at Troy University at the time of his enlistment. He enlisted in the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a volunteer regiment from Rensselaer County. The regiment left Troy on August 30, 1862, and proceeded to Martinsburg, Virginia, where it would shortly be engaged in the Battle of Harpers Ferry. Lord injured his spine in Martinsburg, becoming permanently disabled and receiving an honorable discharge.
This account sold for 10 cents a copy; Lord depended on the proceeds for the support of his family. It includes remedies for a variety of ailments as well as "Indian Recipes" printed inside the rear wrapper.
4 x 6", 12mo covers very dusty, front wrapper detached, rear page not readable. In the original printed paper wrappers with vignette portrait of the author at the front wrapper. This is a poor copy, as is. OCLC: 4280311 calls for 64pp; this copy with 62 pages. Item #22605