"THE INFERNAL WAR:" THE CONFEDERATE LETTERS OF SGT. EDWIN H. FAY.
Wiley, Irvin, and Lucy E. Fay, editors.
Austin, TX;: University of Texas Press,, 1958. First edition. Special publication bookplate signed by Wiley and Fay. Orderly Sergeant Edwin Hedge Fay volunteered on April 4, 1862, to fight for the South, but once in the Confederate army he was beset with misgivings both about the way the war was being conducted and about affairs back home. This series of remarkable letters to his wife in Minden, Louisiana, records his penetrating, first-hand observations of the war and reflects his almost desperate concern for the welfare of his wife and children. 474 pages. Map endpapers. Bound in original grey cloth. Mild toning to page edges. Fine in about fine price-clipped dust jacket with a few tiny tears and mild edge wear. A very nice copy. Hardcover. (Item ID: 12055)