CRIBBEN, Henry. The Military Memoirs of Captain Henry Cribben of the 140th New York Volunteers. Edited by J. Clayton Youker. Privately Printed: . 1st ed. xi, 154 pp. Portrait frontis. Orig. cloth, A.e.g. Some light rubbing, else a very good copy of a rare book. Not in Nevins. Dornbusch I, 537. A quite scarce book. Henry Cribben, an iron worker by trade, joined the New York Volunteers in 1862, participating in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and the Wilderness, laurel Hill, North Anna River, and Mine Run. He was taken prisoner at Bethesda Church on 2 June 1864. He spent time in several Southern prisons until making his escape from Charlotte, NC on 16 February 1865 rejoinging the Union lines near Knoxville, Tennessee on 16 March. After the War, Cribben was elected to the New York legislature for one term. He later moved to Chicago where he founded the successfull stovemakers, Cribben & Sexton Company.