Fox, William F.; Lieut.-Col. 107th N.Y. Vols. New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. FINAL REPORT ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF GETTYSBURG. (3 volumes).
Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1902. 1902. Very good
Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1902.. 1902.. Very good. - Quarto, 11 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide. 3 hardcover volumes uniformly bound in light grayish olive cloth with printed paper labels on the spines. The top edges are gilt. The labels are lightly darkened with some minor chipping. The covers are slightly rubbed and soiled with some staining to the front cover of the third volume. 1,462 consecutively numbered pages, illustrated with photographic plates throughout, including illustrations of the monuments commemorating New Yorker's who fought at Gettysburg and portraits of the generals. Also illustrated with a total of 5 folding maps with color outlines, laid into pockets at the front of each volume. There is some offsetting to the front endpapers. An unusually attractive set.
The authors of the report are the "Commissioners", consisting of Maj.-Gen. Daniel F. Sickles, Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Alex S. Webb, Col. Lewis R. Stegman, Major Charles A. Richardson, Maj.-Gen. Daniel Butterfield, Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Anson G. McCook, Col. Clinton Beckwith, The Adjutant-General of the State, Ex-Officio. The Chairman of the Commission was Maj.-Gen. Daniel F, Sickles, assisted by Engineer and Secretary A.J. Zabriskie.
The maps respectively illustrate the "Position of Union and Confederate armies on morning of July 1, 1863", the "Battle of Gettysburg; first day; position of troops", the "Battle of Gettysburg; second day' position of troops", the "Battle of Gettysburg; third day; position of troops", and the "Battle of Gettysburg; third day; cavalry engagement".