By James I. Robertson, Jr. and the Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1984. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with black and white photograph of a Civil War camp scene. Also has a U.S. and C.S. belt plate, stars, crossed cannons, swords and cannon balls with the title of the book printed in blue. The title is also printed in blue on the spine. Large 9 x 11 size, 176 pages, index, maps, profusely illustrated. There are a couple of small scratches on the front cover just above the camp kettle hanging at the center of the view. Otherwise the book is in new condition and looks like it has never been read. Excellent content pertaining to the everyday officers and men who fought in the Civil War.
The Cover: On a cold, drizzly day early in the War, Federal soldiers bivouacked near Washington, D.C., boil coffee and cook their rations over a campfire, while officers in a rain-drenched tent share a meal.