Following the Drum. Mrs. Brigadier Gen. Egbert Viele, Teresa Griffin.
Following the Drum
Following the Drum
Following the Drum
Following the Drum

Following the Drum

Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, C. 1864. Hardcover. Early printing, first published in 1858, original color lithographed wraps bound into old red buckram with gilt title on spine, light rubbing to cloth, book itself very good, light foxing, heaviest to the outermost pages. The website of the Texas State Historical Association gives a brief biography of the author, including these passages: "On June 3, 1850, Teresa married West Point graduate Egbert Ludovicus Vielé. After several months of recruiting duty in Burlington, Vermont, Vielé was ordered to Ringgold Barracks, Texas, where the couple remained until 1852, when Vielé resigned his commission and opened a successful engineering consulting firm in New York City. He returned to military service during the Civil War and was brevetted brigadier general of volunteers and served as military governor of Norfolk, Virginia. After the war, the Vielés returned to New York City, but within a few years Teresa's temper and constant bickering drove Egbert to seek "spiritual solace and sympathy" in the arms of another woman, Juliette Dana, whom he later married. When Teresa discovered the affair, she publicly denounced the pair and filed for divorce, naming Dana as correspondent. After the divorce in 1872, Teresa took her youngest son, Egbert, to Paris, where she presided over a literary salon and sponsored the education and career of her son, renamed Francis Vielé-Griffin, who became a leading poet and writer of the French symbolist school." Very Good. Item #H19560

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