Bair, John Franklin. Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, With a Number of Illustrations by the Author
Bair, John Franklin. Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, With a Number of Illustrations by the Author
Bair, John Franklin. Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, With a Number of Illustrations by the Author
Bair, John Franklin. Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, With a Number of Illustrations by the Author
Bair, John Franklin. Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, With a Number of Illustrations by the Author

Bair, John Franklin. Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, With a Number of Illustrations by the Author

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Bair, John Franklin. Poetical Works of Rev. John Franklin Bair, With a Number of Illustrations by the Author. Greensburg, PA: Chas. M. Henry & Company, 1904.

Green cloth, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, private bookplate, small outline from removed spine label, errata slip at front, 394 clean pp., photo illustration of the author and of several persons involved with the "Andrews Raid." Good. Hardcover.  [4539]

John Franklin Bair (1867-1951), a Pennsylvania native and minister with the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

A collection of poems on religious, Civil War, and Pennsylvania themes.

"In 1898 I published an edition of my long epic poem, 'The Andrews Raid,' one thousand copies. I did it with fear and trembling, lest it be a failure. But as soon as it was placed on the market it began to sell rapidly. Thus encourage, in 1899, I published my edition of songs entitled 'Lines to the boys of the Tenth Regiment, Pa. Volunteers." These also sold readily, and now, I feel that the time has come for me to give to the public a complete edition of my poetical works." - from the Preface.

"The Andrews Raid of April 12, 1862, brought the first Union soldiers into north Georgia and led to an exciting locomotive chase, the only one of the Civil War (1861-65)." - New Georgia Encyclopedia.