RUSTICS IN REBELLION: A Yankee Reporter on the Road to Richmond, 1861-1865

-Signed and Inscribed Reissue-


Reissue with new title

By: George Alfred Townsend [Introduced by Lida Mayo]

The University of North Carolina Press [Chapel Hill, NC]

8vo (294 pages, index)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Grey cloth]

Item Number: 4595



This is a very good copy of the 1950 reissue in an unclipped dust jacket. There are chips and small tears along the jacket edges, at the corners and at the head and tail of the spine; else fine. Contents fine. signed and inscribed to a previous owner, and dated April 29, 1950, in ink on the title page by author Lida Mayo, who introduces this volume. Mayo worked for the Library of Congress. In 1947, she joined the Military Air Transportation Command as a historian. A 20-year-old reporter when the Civil War began, Townsend later became one of the most popular journalists in the country. This book was first published in 1866 as Campaigns of a Non-Combatant.