Title Military Operations in Fayette County, West Virginia. 1861-63.
Book Number 16072
HUMPHREYS, MILTON W. Military Operations in Fayette County, West Virginia. 1861-63. [Fayetteville, WV, Privately Issued by Charles A. Goddard, 1931?] Octavo. Bound in modern acid free brown heavy paper wrapper with printed paper title label on front cover, nice, contents side-stapled, light foxing, untrimmed and uncut. Pagination: -31, [32-35] 36-38 [39-40], pamphlet in original printed paper covers, but without 1st 2pp which included the title leaf. This is probably the 5th issue after the first of 1926, all with varying content. See Shetler: West Virginia Civil War Literature #'s 361-364A. Our copy is most similar to #364A the fifth issue, published without the portrait of Humphreys, but with the following pictures: Confederate Battery on Cotton Mt. Shelling Union Camp at Gauley Bridge, p.20; Bridge built by Union Army at Gauley Bridge, p.26; View of New River Canyon from Hawks Nest Rock, p.; War Time View of Kanawha Falls, p.; Gauley Mount--Home of Col. C. Q. Tompkins, p.. Contents includes: pp-26 "Military Operations...;" pp28-31 "Gunnery Notes"(Humphreys developed the "defilade" or indirect method of firing); pp.35-38 by J. L. Vance: "The Retreat of Union Forces Under Lightburn From Fayetteville and Gauley Bridge, September, 1862; page 39 contains "An Important Military Point" by Union Gen'l Cox.