Hillsboro, TX; (1964): Hill Junior College Press. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028217
Limited to 750 copies. The present copy is inscribed by the author: "to my friend Jay Matthews, Harold B. Simpson, 10/22/64". 126 pages, Index. Colonel Simpson has taken the materials on Brigadier General Jerome B. Robertson who led Hood's Texas Brigade longer than any other. Besides the biography of Robertson, there is a casualty list of the brigade, then it covers fifty-one items including letters, reports, petitions, and notifications of promotion which reveal much information concerning the life of a Texan serving in the Army of Northern Virginia. There is much on the shortages the army faced, the bureaucratic use of "chain of command". There are details for the historian on Texas at Gettysburg, Sharpsburg; the Wilderness and other major battles. Also, the genealogist and the researcher devoted to Texas military history will find a wealth of material. A very nice copy bound in red cloth, spine lettering gilt, previous owner's bookplate, in unclipped pictorial dust jacket lettered and decorated in black and red, spine lettering black, light darkening to spine, light wear to head. A handsome copy.