Memphis: R.C. Hite, Printer, 43 Jefferson Street, [1861?]. Broadside, 5" x 8", printed in blue with a vignette of Jefferson Davis ("Our First President"), surrounded by Confederate flags. Old folds, several fold separations but without loss. Light foxing. Fragile. Good+. On the otherwise blank verso, in pencil, an early owner has written: "This seems to be a genuine antique which I found amongst old papers in an old trunk."
A rare, apparently unrecorded Confederate poetry broadside. "Southrons, hear your country call you!/ Up! lest worse than death befal you!/ To arms! To arms! To arms! in Dixie!... For Dixie's land we'll take our stand,/ And live or die for Dixie." No consulted source records our Memphis imprint. Parrish & Willingham record a Houston imprint with this title, and two without imprint [see P&W 6456, 6458, 6459, each with a single location]. OCLC records two without imprint, each at a single location [41209077, 704550992].
Pike was a colorful and interesting man on the frontier. He was at various times Reporter of Decisions for the State of Arkansas, a poet, teacher, brigadier general in the Confederate Army, newspaper editor, and high officer in the Freemasons.
Not in Parrish & Willingham, Crandall, Allen, Rudolph, Sabin. Not located on OCLC or online sites of AAS, Harvard, Library of Congress, Brown, Library Company of Philadelphia, NYPL, as of May 2018. Item #34934