State College, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1961. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #21012
Inscribed by Whan on the front endpaper, "27 May, 1962. To: Carol Arth, Best wishes and let us hope that Military History is not necessarily the prologue for our own army. Vorin E. Whan Jr." Below the inscription the owner penned her own note, "Note: Capt. Whan was killed in Viet Nam. Carol (Arth) Waters." An hour-by-hour account of the grim fighting that took place on the banks of the Rappahannock in the cold and fog of December 11-16, 1862. Dornbusch: Military History of the Civil War, Vol. III, 1659. "The most thorough study of the Union high command in the Fredericksburg Campaingn; documented and well written..." Nevins: Civil War Books, I-48. 159 pages with maps, extensive bibliography and notes. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering on spine stamped in silver. Edges of text block lightly toned, else fine in near fine lightly toned dust jacket with a hint of wear at the head of the spine panel. A handsome copy seldom found signed or inscribed.