Found an Interesting Book on the Civil War Today

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  1. Gabe F.

    Gabe F. Member

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    Today, I stopped by a local used bookstore and found a book called "Reconstruction During the Civil War" by Eben Greenough Scott. It's an original from 1895.

    What's truly fascinating is inside the jacket is a handwritten note:

    Samuel Storrow

    from C.F.S.

    Christmas, 1895.


    And I'm wondering if perhaps it's not this fella right here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_S._Sumner

    Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
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    According to material included by the donors and inserted at the end of the first journal, Samuel Storrow was born in Boston on July 24, 1843, the youngest son of Charles S. and Lydia Calot (Jackson) Storrow. He entered Harvard in July 1860, later leaving to enter military service in the 44th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Infantry, where he served as a corporal from September 20, 1862 to June 18, 1863. He re-entered Harvard in September 1863, graduated July 20, 1864, was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant on September 22, 1864, and assigned to the 2nd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, then stationed in Atlanta. Storrow was promoted to 1st lieutenant January 16, 1865 while on the staff of Brig. Gen. William Cogswell, but was killed March 16th at the Battle of Avorysboro, North Carolina.

    Guide to the Samuel Storrow U.S. Civil War Journals, 1863-1865 MS 192


    He kept journals of the Civil War so he may be your guy.

    C. F. S. could refer to many things.
     
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    I think you can expect a call from Ted as soon as he sees your post:yes(1):
     
  4. jb111

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    I imagine all the civil war books will be bought up soon
     
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    For my money, there are two that really shine...but again, there are so many....'


    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln-Doris Kearns Godwin

    Battle Cry of Freedom-James McPherson...

    Just my two cents...
     

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