The Story of a Cannoneer under Stonewall Jackson by Edward A. Moore. The Neale Publishing Company. 1907. First printing with identical dates on the title page and copyright page and no additional printings listed, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 315 pages Hardcover with no dust jacket. All seventeen illustrated pages are present. Bright gilt lettering on front cover. Gilt lettering on spine is slightly faded, but still quite legible. Spine shows some sun fading. Moderate cover edge wear. Previous owner pencil markings and heavy erasure marks on the first blank page. Pages show some light foxing. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages except one photo, which I found folded down the middle.. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IK09a
"Edward Moore offers a history of the Rockbridge Artillery through his own service and recollections, from time to time calling on the memories of others where he is not present.
Rockbridge Artillery was a Confederate Artillery unit mustered into service out of the Lexington, VA area during the start of the American Civil War. It served in what would later become the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. It fought from the beginning of the war, and was part of Artillery originally under Stonewall Jackson, and served at every major conflict in the east, surrendering at Appomattox.
Moore was a student at Washington College in Lexington at the start of the war. He had never been away from the Mountains of Virginia. He gives his account without much fanfare of the cause, but honors the bravery and valor of his fellow soldiers. He jumps around a bit - often relaying the final war fate of a person in a particular story or throwing in random details that may or may not directly link in with the action.
It is a very intimate account. Readers will enjoy the names - these were real people after all - and that it is an eye witness account. Moore has lived this. His writing style is strait forward and somewhat folksy in presentation. But he does pull the reader in to many places where they intersect with familiar pieces of the war - battles/personalities." - a review from Goodreads