1896. Item #66157
Miles, Nelson A. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS OF GENERAL NELSON A. MILES Embracing a Brief View of the Civil War or From New England to the Golden Gate and the Story of His Indian Campaigns with Comments on the Exploration, Development and Progress of Our Great Western Empire. Chicago: The Werner Co., 1896. 590p, pictorial cloth, illustrated, covers lightly worn, text lightly soiled, vg. 1st edition, issue 1. Howes, "U.S.iana", M595; Nevins, et al., "Civil War Books", vol. 1, p. 130. Miles (1839-1925) participated in several major engagements during the Civil War, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness. Much of this memoir is concerned with his battles with the Indians in the West. This handsome book is heavily illustrated with many black and white illustrations, some by Frederic Remington. See McCracken, "Frederic Remington, Artist of the Old West," p. 151.