n.p.: Thomas Hughes, 1904. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover. Scarce original copy signed by the author and presented to Michael Jenkins, Esq. This short book recounts the author's experiences in the South during the Civil War as a young cadet of the Virginia Military Institute. He was born in 1850 so was only ten when the war began. His sympathies and views were of course totally pro-southern, and he writes of the brave Confederate soldiers, his introduction to Robert E. Lee, and camp life. Tle last few pages offer his passionate defense of slavery. He writes that slaves were well treated, life on a large plantation almost ideal, and slaves lived without care or anxiety for their comfort and welfare. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt title to front cover. Slight bumping.Except for an accession number in red ink on free front endpaper the book is in near fine condition. 55 pages. CIVWAR/070616.
(Inventory #: 29549)
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