Henry D. Capers, The Life and Times of C. G. Memminger, 1st ed.
“…Best Account of the Confederacy’s Finances…”
With The Life and Times of C. G. Memminger Henry Capers produced a complete, albeit favorable biography of a prominent South Carolinian and Jefferson Davis’ first Treasury Secretary.
The work includes a large and useful appendix containing Treasury Department reports usually available only as rare Confederate imprints. Allan Nevins calls this the “best account of the Confederacy’s finances; also brings out the growth of secession thought from 1832 to the formation of the Confederacy.”
Ex- library from the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion; light wear of the extremities; previous owner’s bookplate; else very good.
Capers, Henry D. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF C. G. MEMMINGER. Richmond: Everett Waddy Co., 1893. 1st edition, 604p., frontispiece, illustrations.