Written By: John
This is one out of two or three Civil War era books I have scanned images from, each of which has a small number of nice black and white drawings. Days and Nights has eight full page illustrations, all of which I have put in the gallery and linked to using the images below. I have done a bit of touch up as the images were quite age toned and spotted.
This book was written and published during the United States Civil War as an attempt to explain and describe the “Great Rebellion.” “Carleton” was the pen name of Charles Carleton Coffin. These images are from the 2nd edition (1864), although the book went through many subsequent editions and publishers. It is considered a Civil War classic and remains in print to this day. The entire book (this edition in fact) is digitized at Google Books HERE.
Title: My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field: A Book for Boys
Artist: Various, or unattributed.
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
Date Published: 1863 (1864)