I believe this is a first edition although it was copy written in 1866. It has been re-bound but very tastefully done in leather. Published in Cincinnati: Miami Printing and Publishing Company. Moisture stains at top right corner which eventually fades out. Musty smell but not over powering. Moisture stain at bottom left corner which goes through the whole book. Light foxing throughout the pages but very clean considering the age. The interesting thing is that a Confederate soldier has made pencil comments throughout the book. Ink writing on a blank page which is very faded but appears to read B.B.M.L. Barr. However on one of the pages the owner has written "The author has more intelligence than any other southern author of his period J A Barr". The only J A Barr I can find was with the 12th Georgia Militia which doesn't really compute. The book came from the library of a historic Gallatin Tennessee family. The most interesting comment is on the last page and the handwriting seems different. "Very interesting and excepting the partiality for some officers whom I could not like reliable. Morgan men (many of them) were more thievish but not the brave than he represents them. I was with them from May 5 to June 20th 1863."