New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1867. 34pp. plus photographic frontispiece. Original black cloth, cover stamped gilt. Light wear to spine and corners, minor soiling. Internally clean. Very good. Item #1569
Memorial volume for Captain Edward Lines, who served with the Kansas Cavalry during the Civil War and was killed in action on September 1, 1863 near Fort Smith, Arkansas when his company was ambushed. Captain Lines mustered into the Union Army in March 1861, and saw action through Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, and Arkansas. The present volume is comprised of a eulogy attesting to his service and character, as well as a testimonial from his commanding officer, and excerpts of letters to his wife. The frontispiece is a photographic portrait of Captain Lines. The whole seems to have been compiled and published by his brother, likely in a limited print run. We locate only a handful of copies in OCLC.