The Fallen Brave: A Biographical Memorial of the American Officers who have Given their Lives for the Preservation of The Union. John Gilmary Shea.
The Fallen Brave: A Biographical Memorial of the American Officers who have Given their Lives for the Preservation of The Union.
The Fallen Brave: A Biographical Memorial of the American Officers who have Given their Lives for the Preservation of The Union.
Union Causalities of the First Year of the Civil War

The Fallen Brave: A Biographical Memorial of the American Officers who have Given their Lives for the Preservation of The Union.

New York: Charles B. Richardson & Co., 1861. Item #629

Large 8vo.  275 x 210 mm., [10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches].  224 pp.  Engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved title-page, and seven engraved plates of portraits.  Publisher's terra cotta cloth, gilt with title set with a decorative border on both boards. Some light soiling to the binding; Front hinge cracked amd held to text block by stitching, frontispiece sprung from sewing; some light foxing throughout.  This copy contains the signature in ink of the 19th-Century Rhode Island historian S. G. Arnold.

Only edition of this Civil War memorial volume which contains short but substantial biographies of twenty-four fallen Union officers.  It contains biographies of the fallen from New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Kansas, Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana.  Each is an intimate portrait describing the character of the man, including descriptions of his life and work and the battles in which they was killed.   The editor and historian John Gilmary Shea wrote most of the biographies in this memorial volume.  Shea  was the author of books and bibliographies on American Catholicism, the American Indian and their relations with Christian missionaries, a translator of religious works into English, and author of numerous historical articles on American history.

The portraits, beautifully rendered with fine detail, are by J. A. O'Neill a noted New York engraver who at the end of his career became the Chief Engraver for the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D C.

S. Austin Allibone, Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, II, p. 2065-66.  Mantle Fielding, Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors  and Engravers, p. 264.  

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Price: $70.00

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