Cleburne, TX: A.H. Yeager, publisher (T. L. Saunders, printer), 1899. 12mo.; 129pp. Original printed gray wrappers (some wear to spine); text paper somewhat browned, but a very good copy. Item #44062
First edition. Autobiographical story of a Confederate soldier from Washington County, Tennessee; Civil War experiences include his capture at Kennesaw Mountain in June, 1864, his incarceration as a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas, Illinois, his journey home, and, after reflecting on his childhood in east Tennessee, how he came to join an infantry company as the war began. Yeager (1842-1940) served with the 29th Tennessee Infantry (Confederate) until his capture; though not included in this autobiography, his post-Civil War years were spent, first as a lawyer, in Tennessee, then as a newspaperman and farmer in Johnson County, Texas. Rare. OCLC locates ten copies, but only one in Tennessee (Knox County Public). Not in Nevins, Eicher, or Broadfoot. Not in Sam Smith's TENNESSEE HISTORY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.