Col. Frank Haskell (1828-1864) served as aide-de-camp to the top commanders of the Iron Brigade from March 1862 to February 1864. A few weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg, he wrote this 70-page account. It was published after his death in a limited edition for private circulation, but since then has been reprinted and cited often. Historian Bruce Catton called it, "one of the genuine classics of Civil War literature." This is the rare first edition, followed by two manuscript letters on its publication history. A folding map found in some copies of the first edition is missing from this copy.