[Item #47322] Memorial of William Lamborn. C. H. CARRINGTON.

Memorial of William Lamborn

Washington DC: [Grand Army of the Republic, Burnside Post No. 8, Department of the Potomac], 1907. Edition not stated. Octavo (20cm); black leatherette, stamped in gilt; 19pp. Boards yawning, with mild rubbing and wear; chipping to spine, hinges slightly bumped. Contents hand-typed and unusually bound; textblock toned, with light foxing and soiling throughout. Very Good, very rare example of a Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) memorial book.

The life and military career of a certain William Lamborn, Sergt. Co. F, 117th Ill. Vol. Inf. (1838-1906) are described to detail in this G.A.R. memorial book. Founded in 1866, the G.A.R. was a national organization for veterans of the American Civil War. It was one of the country's first racially integrated social organizations; in addition to its fraternal activities, the G.A.R. advocated for many related causes, including suffrage for black veterans.

Price: $150.00

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