J. B. Polley. Hood's Texas Brigade; Its Marches, Its Battles, Its Achievements. New York: Neale Publishing Company, 1910. First edition. 8vo. 347pp. Signature of Polley mounted to recto of frontispiece. Illustrations. Index. Later half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands. Gilt lettering to spine. Some dampstaining to lower fore-corner of pages. Very good.

    "Mr. Polley has executed his commission most admirably; the volume is well conceived and well written. The greater part of the story is compiled from the memories and diaries of the author and his surviving comrades, but it is substantiated by the official records as far as have been preserved. Naturally enough, the narrative reflects the experiences of the private in the ranks more than the officer, and is not the less interesting for doing that; but still it presents a fairly adequate view of the general problems of the several campaigns and thus gives to the work of the brigade its proper setting" (Ramsdell).

    References: Basic Texas Books 165. Howes P465. Charles W. Ramsdell, The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 15, p. 91.

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