Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1891. First Edtion. Signed on the top of the title page by Civil War officer Charles Lawrence Peirson. Charles Lawrence Peirson [1834-1920] studied engineering at the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard University. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered for service and was commissioned first lieutenant and adjutant of the Twentieth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. In the first engagement of the regiment, Oct. 20,1861, at Ball's Bluff on the Potomac River, he was taken prisoner and sent to Libby Prison, Richmond, where he was confined until late in the following January. He shared in the distinguished record of his regiment, including the battles from Yorktown to Malvern Hill, and served on the staff of General Dana and that of General Sedgwick. In August, 1862, he became lieutenant colonel of the Thirty-Ninth Massachusetts Volunteers, and in July, 1864, colonel of that regiment, taking part in the operations of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Petersburg and the Weldon Railroad, where he was severely wounded. In March, 1865, he was commissioned brevet brigadier general United. In 1865 he retired because of wounds and disability. He became a merchant in wholesale pig iron and coke (Stevenson & Peirson, Boston, 1865; later C. L. Peirson). He was one of the sons of Abel Lawrence Peirson, surgeon of Salem, Mass. 8vo., printed tan boards; 55 pages. Item #57727
Very Good (some wear & soil covers & few small spots to rear cover; contents clean & tight). An interesting copy of a scarce book.