Kittredge, Herman Eugene
Title Ingersoll; a Biographical Appreciation
Book Condition Very Good- with no dust jacket
Publisher New York The Dresden Pub. Co 1911
Seller ID 13886
Front hinge has been repaired with archival materials, some edge wear and scuffing of marbled paper covered boards, some soiling of last few pages; 3/4 Morocco leather binding with marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, frontispiece with tissue guard and 8 B&W photos, top edge gilt. Facsimile of letter foldout. Pages appear to be laid paper, some of the fore edges roughly opened. A solid book. This book finished up the 12 volume set of Ingersoll's Works.; Ingersoll's Works #13; B&W Illustrations; 581 pages; "Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism." His father was a Presbyterian with abolitionist leanings. RG Ingersoll studied for the law and practiced with his brother in Illinois. "With the outbreak of the American Civil War, he raised the 11th Illinois Cavalry Regiment and took command. The regiment fought in the Battle of Shiloh. Ingersoll was later captured, then released on his promise that he would not fight again, which was common practice early in the war." After the war he dabbled at the edge of politics and became a renowned orator - most often speaking on the subjects of Free Thought and Humanism. Ingersoll was a long time friend of Walt Whitman and gave the eulogy at his funeral.
orator Free Thought Civil War Presbyterian Humanism