Front: “1862/Matilda/McKay” surrounded by rectangular broad border. Block letters. Prominent hinge line.
Back: “1912/Capt. Sosman/22 O.V.I” Block letters. Surrounded by same rectangular border. Hinge line.
Spine: Nine broad flat ribs with center rib roughened.
Foredge: Coved with page lines.
Considerable info on William M. Sosman. Enlisted 6/6/1861 as a private. Re-enlisted 9/6/1861 as a Captain. Assigned to G Company, Ohio 22nd Vol Infantry. Discharged on 9/11/1862. Battles include: Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, & capture of Col Dawson (notorious guerrilla chief). Presented to his wife Matilda in 1911 (book dated 1912)) on 50th anniversary. Purchased by Monty Young (dealer) at Cowan’s, $600 hammer, 2006 (date ?). Extraordinary to have a book with so much information on characters.
- MediumMarble, cream
- Dimensions (inches)2 13/16 x 2 5/16 x 1