Abrams, Alex. St. Clair (Alexander St. Clair); Intelligencer Steam Power Presses (Atlanta, Ga.),

Collection: Southern Imprints

Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Intelligencer Steam Power Presses

  • "The plot of this little work was first thought of by the writer in the month of December, 1862, on hearing the story of a soldier from New Orleans, who arrived from Camp Douglas just in time to see his wife die at Jackson, Mississippi. Although the press of that city made no notice of it, the case presented itself as a fit subject for a literary work."--Preface, p. [5].
  • "The book which our readers have just completed perusing, is filled with many errors; too many, in fact, for any literary work to contain. The excuse of the author for these, is, that at the time the book was in press he was with the Army of Tennessee performing his duties, which prevented him from reading the proof sheets ... in some instances, the errors were the fault of the author, and not of the printer, who labored under many disadvantages in deciphering the manuscript copy of the book; the greater part of which was written on the battle-field, and under fire of the enemy. ...The tale which the reader has just finished perusing is taken from scenes that actually occurred during the present war ... No other object than that of calling attention to the vast misery and wretchedness which at the present time of writing abounds in the South, prompted the author to pen the pages ..."--Appendix, p. [182]-188.
  • Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library copy imperfect, t.p. wanting.
  • "Erratum": p. [1] at end.
  • Wright, L.H. Amer. fiction, 1851-1875,
  • Crandall, M.L. Confederate imprints,
  • Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints,
  • Electronic reproduction.
  • digitized
  • The online edition of this book in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Publications Program.

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