1866 Record of the 114th Regiment, N. Civil War Unit History by Dr. This is a 1st edition with gold-gilding on the page edges.Beecher was a surgeon and park of the 114th and he dedicated the book to Colonel Elisha B. Smith who was in command of the 114th. The mustered in on Sept.
3, 1862 and almost 3 years when they mustered out on June 3, 1865. Colonel Smith was killed in 1863 so Dr. Beecher wanted to honor him and his other fallen comrades during the Civil War. In the appendix there is a list of every person that served in the 114th and what happened to them, did they get hurt, die, or muster out.
Condition: As you can see from the pictures this book has a lot of issues. There is wear on the cover especially along the edges, at the top and bottom along the binding(pics 3,4,7), and a tear halfway down on the front cover (pic 6).
Also the cover has partly separated from the book(pic 8). That would be easy to fix.
The book is still tight. There are 2 picture plates, one of Smith and the other Beecher.
The tissue and ink has caused discoloration on the pages especially after the Beecher picture(pic 14). You can see a lot of discoloration and foxing more toward the back of the book(last 2 pictures). With all of the problems this is still a great historical book of the 114th's part in the Civil War.The pictures are a big part of the description.