1834 American Bible Society New Testament owned, and very likely carried by a Civil War veteran from Michigan. In G condition, bound in original full brown sheep. 12mo, about 6" x 3 3/4" x 1.Binding is in surprisingly good condition for its age, period, and amount of use. Full sheep binding is worn and scuffed, with some losses to the outermost layers of the spine. Corners bumped, but only one a trifle split. Text block is worn, signs of frequent use, perhaps water/humidity damage, as the pages are rather wavy, but are thick and strong. Text mostly clean, apart from the odd stain, or pencil mark in the margin.
Provenance comes from many ink and pencil inscriptions to the endpapers. Quintus Foster (1820s-1891) of Milford, and later Hartland, Michigan served in two different units in the Civil War.
The ink and pencil inscriptions look like they were done by him as a child or adolescent, which would give this book great sentimental value, increasing the likelihood he brought it into battle. Battery H, also called De Golyer's Battery, formed in 1862 and participated in the Western Theater, particularly the Vicksburg Campaign and the Siege of Atlanta.
The 3rd Michigan Cavalry also fought along the Mississippi, and a soldier in Company B earned the Medal of Honor. The 3rd Cavalry finished the war in Louisiana, and spent time in Texas in 1865, using San Antonio as a base to scout along the Rio Grande until 1866. Foster was not in Galveston for June 19, as the 3rd Michigan had only left Shreveport a few days earlier. This Testament has been places and seen so many things! I've done my best to accurately and honestly describe and photograph this item.
However, if you'd like more pictures or have questions, please feel free to message me. I encourage all who are interested to make an offer, as all offers will be considered! The item "1834 Civil War carried New Testament American Bible Society Michigan KJV antique" is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2021.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "caljac96" and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.