Item #027334 Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance. Americana - Civil War - 20th Massachusetts Regiment - Manuscript - Henry Livermore Abbott.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.
Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.

Circa 1863 Manuscript Essay By Major Henry Livermore Abbott, Killed in Action at the Battle of the Wildnerness; "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared" (with) the Regimental History & Family Provenance.

Lowell, Massachusetts: Not Published, 1863. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #027334

(7) hand-written pages, essay titled at top of the first page "The War of the Revolution and the Present War: - Their Consequences Compared"; the author bringing his education and erudition to bear on the subject, giving historical examples and opinion on the granting of equal rights and individual freedoms: "... The consequences of the present war would be commonly considered as if rather an opposite character, conservation rather than destructive reformatory....the external results, that which affect our relationship to other nations, when our military power will be so much more highly estimated by them, & their respect secured by the proof we shall have given of the stability of our government & wonderful fertility of our resources...the more social results, amongst the former of which might be discussed the change from the hated contempt which existed before the war between the North & South to the respect & admiration which either section has learned to feel for the other, from the bitter teachings of obstinately fought battlefields, generous sacrifices of personal comforts & affections, and the expenditure of treasure without stint, to say nothing of the moral effects too great for so a short a treatise of the abolition of slavery..." Approx. 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" size; lined paper, with double post-binding holes at top of sheets. Old fold lines, some edge-roughness at one side as if from being taken from a bound notebook. Some corrections, line-throughs, ink spreads & blots; overall, a fairly legible draft or working manuscript of the essay. Henry Livermore Abbott (1842 - 1864) was a major in the Union Army during the American Civil War, a member of the "Harvard Regiment" 20th Mass. and was in action at many of the major battles in the conflict until his death at Wilderness; he was considered a prodigy, having entered Harvard at age 14. Provenance: At the left margin is the inscription, "This was written by Henry L. Abbott when at home in the winter of 1863-64 for me...as a theme at Harvard." Above the title in the same hand is identified "H.L. Abbott." The essay pages were as-found, folded and laid within 'The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865' by Brevet. Lt.-Colonel George A. Bruce, 1906 Houghton Mifflin, with the previous owner name of Mary Lee Abbott Clyde (1921 - 2019) American painter and art teacher and a relation of H.L. Abbott, on the front endpaper; some wear and staining to the covers; in very good condition.

Price: $450.00