This edition, written by Author John McElroy, comprises all four volumes of the book. The cover was replaced front and back and wrapped around the spine with the Title, Author and the year 1879 hand printed on it. A portion of the replaced spine has an opening which shows the original (what looks to be) leather spine with the author’s name embossed in it. The book has a 1962 inscription written by a surviving relative of a soldier who died in Andersonville prison and concerning the discovery of his headstone and the misspelling and correction of the soldiers name in 1961 by the Army Memorials Division. The first page of the index is missing plus, the Author’s Preface is missing. Copies of these have been reprinted. The first page after the index is Chapter l. The last page number is 654, inclusive. This page is the end of the original text.