Camp Fires of the TWENTY - THIRD : ===. Sketches of the Camp Life, Marches, and Battles of the TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT, N. By Pound Sterling (William Maxon).New York, 1863 - first edition. Condition : Original cloth binding very worn. Inside is in good condition, inner paper hinges are still intact and the text block is actually still fairly tight.
Nice gift inscription from a veteran of Co. Loveliss is listed in the roster pictured.A rare, early war printing of a New York regiment's war history. The 23rd was organized in Elmira, New York. They suffered heavily at Second Bull Run in 1862. As part of Siegel's First Corp, they lost about 90 men K/W/M when they were part of the assault against Confederate General Jackson's men stationed behind a railroad embankment. The regiment enlisted for two years initially, and when the term ended in May of 1863 many of the men went home.
Remaining soldiers transferred to the 80th New York Infantry. Rarely found regimental history, Dornbush lists this as the only original, period piece written on the service of the 23rd New York. Check my other auctions for Civil War related books, documents, and ephemera, plus the occasional other book or curiosity - mostly military related. Check it out, and please subscribe to my newsletter. I plan to try and do one or two per month, and will be offering occasional discounts just to those who get my newsletter.
Again, I Thank you for looking! The 23rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment , the Southern Tier Regiment. The regiment was organized in Elmira, New York on May 10, 1861 and was mustered in for a two year enlistment on July 2, 1861.The regiment left the State July 5, 1861; served at and near Washington, D. From July 7, 1861; in Hunter's, then Sedgwick's, then Keyes', Brigade, Division of the Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in Wadsworth's Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in 2d, Patrick's, Brigade, 3d, King's, Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March 13, 1862; in 2d Brigade, King's Division, Department of the Rappahannock, from May, 1862; in 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 3d Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in the same brigade and division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 12, 1862; in Patrick's Provost Guard Brigade, Army of the Potomac, from January, 1863; at Aquia Creek, Virginia, from April 29, 1863. The regiment was mustered out of service on May 22, 1863, and those men who had signed three year enlistments were transferred to the 80th New York. The regiment suffered 17 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 53 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 72 fatalities. The item "History of the 23rd N. Civil War Regiment printed during the War 1863" is in sale since Friday, July 17, 2015. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "civilwarbooks" and is located in Cashtown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.