Forty Years of Active Service: Being Some History of the War Between the Confederacy and the Union and of the Events Leading Up to It, Wih Reminiscences of the Struggle and Accounts of the Author's Experiences of Four Years from Private to Lieutenant-colonel and Acting Colonel in the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia (Google eBook)

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Neale Publishing Company, 1904 - United States - 367 pages
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