The Cavalier - George W Cable 1901 Charles Scribner's Sons First edition vintage HB

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Condition: Acceptable condition for a used book! Some wear. Small spot on top edge front board. Some wear to corners. Previous owner's name in pencil inside front cover. Publisher's decorative red cloth designed by Margaret Armstrong, with an illustration to the front board of a winged sword in black, flower and vine decorations in gilt, lettered in gilt.
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Blurb: Excerpt- Our camp was in the heart of Copiah County, Mississippi, a mile or so west of Gallatin and about six miles east of that once robber-haunted road, the Natchez Trace. Austin's brigade, we were, a detached body of mixed Louisiana and Mississippi cavalry, getting our breath again after two weeks' hard fighting of Grant. Grierson's raid had lately gone the entire length of the State, and we had had a hard, vain chase after him, also. Joe Johnston's shattered army was at Jackson, about forty-five miles to northward; beleaguered Vicksburg was in the Northwest, a trifle farther away; Natchez lay southwest, still more distant; and nearly twice as far in the south was our heartbroken New Orleans. We had paused to recuperate our animals, and there was a rumor that we were to get new clothing. Anyhow we had rags with honor, and a right to make as much noise as we chose.