Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania and Battle of Gettysburg with Map
Jacobs, M. Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland, Pennsylvania and the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863. Accompanied by an Explanatory Map. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1864. 12mo, brown cloth with gilt front lettering, folding map in front, 11.75 x 17.5 in., 47pp text. Presented in a "day-by-day" format from Saturday, June 20, just after Chancellorsville, through the third day of Gettysburg, Friday, July 3.
The Introduction by Charles Krauth asserts: The account of the battles at Gettysburg, prepared by the Rev. Dr. Jacobs, Professor of Mathematics in Pennsylvania College, will take a place among historical documents of high permanent value. It is the record of an eye-witness, made, in large part, while the scenes he describes were passing before him. The author is distinguished as an acute observer, as a man of clear judgment and of great conscientiousness, who is not only scrupulous as to the substance of his statements, but cautious in their tone and coloring. His chronicle will be found a chronicle of facts. What he knows is carefully sifted from what he conjectures: of the former we have much, of the latter almost nothing. The sequence of parts, and the internal relations of the terrible struggle at Gettysburg, are presented by Professor Jacobs with a fidelity and simplicity which render his narrative pre-eminent among the very many accounts of the battles which have been written. The chart, formed upon actual measurements, is of great value; and it will be found that the historical notes, to which it is a companion, are marked like it by that spirit of mathematical precision which is indispensable in military history.... (pp iii-iv)
Slight wear to corners and spine ends. Some toning of top/left edge of map. One small tape repair where map joins binding. Overall very good or better condition.