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Item 7039 - James A. Garfield Signed Book: 'The Forty-Second Ohio Infantry' Catalog 1008 (May 2020)

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Signed book: The Forty-Second Ohio Infantry: A History of the Organization and Services of that Regiment in the War of the Rebellion. First edition. Cleveland: Cobb, Andrews & Co., 1876. Hardcover bound in green cloth with gilt decoration, 6 x 8.75, 306 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ink, "To my friend A. A. House, Warren, Ohio, With the kind regards of J. A. Garfield, Washington, Dec. 25, 1876." Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None, with neat repairs to hinges, light rubbing to boards, mild foxing to textblock, and a "Library of Lawrence E. Miller" blindstamp to a rear page. The 42nd Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio in late 1861 and mustered in for three years' service on December 7, 1861, under the command of Colonel Garfield. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

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