Atlanta, Georgia: May Twenty-First, Nineteen Hundred and Ten. Original stiff dark paper wrappers, "Samuel Spencer" stamped in gilt on front cover. , 55, [1 blank] pp, with frontis plus full-page photographic plates. Old library stamps on front free endpapers, occasional minor foxing. Except as noted, Very Good.
The biography of the Georgian Spencer, dynamic president of the Southern Railway Company, and the ceremonies at the unveiling of his monument.
Spencer was, as the Monument's inscription states:
"A Confederate Soldier,
"The first President of the Southern Railway Company,
"Erected by the Employees of that Company."
Spencer [1847-1906] enlisted at the age of sixteen in the Confederate army "as a private in the 'Nelson Rangers,' an independent company of cavalry." He served with Generals Forrest and Hood, and surrendered with Johnston's army in April 1865.
Not in De Renne. OCLC records a mish-mash of originals and reproductions. Item #38059