Chattanooga: Times Print, 1898. pp. Narrow 12mo. Original red cloth, cover gilt. Spine heavily chipped, corners worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown, contemporary notations to several leaves. Very good. Item #1081
Regimental roster for the Second Nebraska Volunteers, mustered into service for the Spanish American War at Lincoln, in May 1898. The regiment consisted of forty-six officers and 975 enlisted men, each detailed herein by company. The regiment never saw active duty, spending time training at Chickamauga before being transferred to Omaha and then mustered out in October of the same year. This copy with the ownership inscription of Irene G. Courtnay, dated September 2, 1898. Irene has made notations about several of the men -- presumably friends or acquaintances -- in the Remarks section of some pages. On the page for Company B she has written, "Ernest G. Briggs drowned in Chickamauga Creek. 1st death in 2nd Neb. Regiment." Rare, and likely produced in limited numbers for friends and family. Only a single photocopy reproduction located in OCLC. An interesting piece of Western Americana from this mostly-forgotten episode in American history.