New York: Harper and Brothers, 1892. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022128
Portrait frontispiece, 479pp., The author, Mary was General Jackson's wife. After his death she decided to write about his life, the side of his life no one knew. She wrote this work specifically for her daughter who never knew her father and of course her children, his grandchildren. While she had written nearly half of the book her daughter died leaving her once again in deep sorrow. She did manage to finish the book. She said if she had written too personal, she reminds us that this was indeed written for her grand-children "who in no other way could ever know that tender and exquisite phase of his inner life, which was never revealed to the world". A handsome copy bound in a light blue-gray cloth lettered and decorated in silver and gilt, spine lettered and decorated in silver and gilt, no owner's name but a small name plate to rear pastedown.