By Jerry Korn and The Editors of Time Life Books. Published by Time Life Books, Alexandria, Va., 1987. Hardcover with embossed gray leatherette cover with full color illustration of veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia surrendering. 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. Excellent Appomattox Campaign content. New condition.
The Cover: Tearful veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia furl their flag at Appomattox on April 9, 1865. "With a reluctance that was appealingly pathetic, the torn and tattered battle flags were laid upon the ground," wrote General Joshua Chamberlain, who accepted their surrender. "Some of the men who had carried and followed those ragged standards through four years of strife rushed from the ranks, bent about their flags, and pressed them to their lips."