Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2003. First edition. Cloth. (2003). Octavo (6" x 9"), dark green cloth with gilt titles. 354pp. with bibliography, index and notes. Illustrated in black and white a map in the text and photos. Very good or better. a very slight indentation on the cover, lower left. The book is a much darker green than the photo allowed. Very good +. Item #19312
This is a review copy of the book, which was reviewed as being a "fascinating primary source...". The editor, William E. Hughes, is the great-grandson of Colby. "...Colby served with the 23rd New York, the 107th New York at Antietam, Chancellorsville and Harper's Ferry, and later in the Veteran Reserve Corps as superintendent of Old Capital Prison. This is a compilation of Colby's letters to family, friends and other military personnel, newspaper articles that detail the fighting in which Colby and his fellow soldiers were involved, and accounts of the fighting and daily life from other soldiers..."