Richmond. 1865. 142pp. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Leaves tanned. Old stamps on titlepage and other leaves. Else good. Item #WRCAM14517
Generally considered to be the last Confederate imprint, this memoir was published in Richmond in March 1865, and many copies must have been destroyed in the burning of the city at the end of the war. Pollard was a journalist, best known for his southern history of the war. He was captured when the blockade runner he was on was seized. He was imprisoned in Fort Warren in Boston, and later paroled and allowed to travel in the city. A fascinating account. HOWES P457. CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 68. IN TALL COTTON 149. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4994. SWEM 14273.