Chicago: The Joseph G. Branch Publishing Co., 1912. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition. A Very Good copy. 8vo., 107 pp., illustrated with b&w photographs and portraits. Bound in Gray cloth backed illustrated paper over boards. Ownership stamps on the front cover, and the first two blank end papers. Ownership note with genealogical link to Capt William Polk III (1758-1834) with the owner on a front end paper. Several corrections to the text, with explanations, in ink, primarily pages 70-73. Very Good. Very Good. Item #23396
Personal memoir detailing "life in the South as it was in antebellum times, and afterward in her mourning vestments, the beautiful, heroic South". Her Polk (and Branch) relations included many prominent Southerners, including President Polk, Leonidas Polk, Lucius Polk, etc. Many chapters devoted to the Civil War, Shiloh, and biographical sketches of confederate relations.