Record's Book Trunk of Captain Philip Reade, c. late 19th century, brown-painted wooden trunk with steel fittings, marked on the sidesREADE/U.S. ARMY/RECORDERS BOOKS, and on the front CAPTAIN PHILIP READE, with shipping labels tacked to the sides from various posts, including Maddison Barracks, NY., and Hdqrs. Dept. of Dakota, with many pages of research on the life, service, and death of Philip Reade, ht. 17 1/2, wd. 20 1/4, lg. 40 in.
Note: Reade was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1844. He began his military service in the signal corps during the Civil War, studied at West Point for a term, and was appointed as a second lieutenant in the Third Infantry in May of 1867, appointed Lieutenant Colonel in December of 1898, and died as a Brigadier General in 1919, serving in the Civil War, Indian Wars, and the Spanish American War.
Some staining, dings and nicks, but in overall good condition.
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