Item #51438 The Utah Expedition 1857-1858: Letters of Capt. Jesse A. Gove, 10th Inf., U.S.A., to Concord, N.H., to Mrs. Gove, and special correspondence of the New York Herald. Jesse A. Gove, Otis G. Hammond.

The Utah Expedition 1857-1858: Letters of Capt. Jesse A. Gove, 10th Inf., U.S.A., to Concord, N.H., to Mrs. Gove, and special correspondence of the New York Herald

Concord, NH: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. 442pp. Octavo. Black cloth with gilt stamping on the backstrip. The extremities are bumped and moderately rubbed, and the pages are yellowed. Very good. Item #51438

New Hampshire Historical Society Collections Volume 12. A few black and white illustrations including a facsimile of the Mormon Declaration of Martial Law, a facsimile of an illustration showing Fort Bridger, and an illustration showing the camp at Fort Bridger. Letters of Capt. Gove to his wife describing the life of a soldier on the frontier surrounded by a hostile population. Sometimes mundane, sometimes enlightening. Gove was in Utah at the outbreak of the Civil War, where he would later lose his life in battle at Gaines' Mills, Virginia as a member of the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Flake/Draper 3652. Kovacich 1103. Howes G279.

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