AMERICAN SPELLING BOOK
This is a copy of Noah Webster's book on the English language. This book was the primary textbook in schools across america. This copy has a note that it was " Picked up at camp near Plymouth Va May 12 1863. H B Snyder" there is another pasted note from Lt F J W Fox. Co E 137 PV.
Was this a trophy and / or did it serve as a textbook for the men to work on their English. Probably some of both. The book shows wear and repair. The wood boards are intact and the binding is solid. The covering of the boards look to have worn away. There is a wallpaper glued to the serve as another cover.