Lee's Sharpshooters; or, the forefront of battle. A story of Southern valor that never has been told. Tunnah & Pittard, Printers,, Little Rock, AR:, 1899. Hardcover in embossed brown cloth, gilt lettering on front cover (interior clean, some signatures starting, spine and front board spotted affecting 2 letters of title, gold stamping is bright, minor shelfwear, slight bumping to corners). First edition of this very scarce Civil War memoir by Major Dunlop, who commanded the sharpshooter battalion formed from the 1st, 12, 13th, and 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiments.
He permanently revitalized the battalion in 1864, which served with distinction in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Lee until Dunlop was wounded and captured at Amelia's Courthouse during the retreat from Richmond in 1865. The remainder of the Sharpshooters found their way to Appomattox and many were present for the surrender.
See: Fred Ray, Shock Troops of the Confederacy: The Sharpshooter Battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia (2006); Howes, D573. The item "RARE 1899 Robert E.
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