Boston: Privately Printed, 1889. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #15760
A scarce 1st Edition history of an often overlooked battle of the Civil War, as the outcome of the war was a mere technicality by this time.
"The Battle of Fort Stedman, also known as the Battle of Hare's Hill, was fought on March 25, 1865, during the final weeks of the American Civil War. The Union Army fortification in the siege lines around Petersburg, Virginia, was attacked in a pre-dawn Confederate assault by troops led by Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon. The attack was the last serious attempt by Confederate troops to break the Siege of Petersburg. After an initial success, Gordon's men were driven back by Union troops of the IX Corps commanded by Maj. Gen. John G. Parke."
Publisher's brown cloth with titling stamped in gilt. Large fold out map at front. 49pp. Ex-library with a few markings. Mild rubbing and edge wear.
A handsome edition.