Augusta, Ga: Published by Blackmar & Bro, (1861). 1st edition thus, i.e., the Ga imprint (Harwell, p. 107; Parrish & Willingham 6890). Not in Dichter & Shapiro EARLY AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC (though other Blackmare & Bro. sheet music publications are listed). 4 pp, 1 sheet folded. Lithographed by B. Duncan & Co., Columbia, S.C. Music, pp 2-3. Last page blank. 7 stanzas of musical scores w/ lyrics, followed by 3 additional verses of lyrics. 12" x 9-1/4". Printed self-wrappers, with ornament illustrated front wrapper. General wear & light foxing, with short tear to fore-edge. Early penciled gift inscription, "Clemence Bell / from / C. H. R. [underscore]", at top of front wrapper. A VG copy. Item #31005
Capers formerly of the "Macon Volunteers" who, as a private, took part in the Indian Wars in Florida . In the Civil War, he was in command of Co. G, 1st LA Heavy Artillery Regiment of the C. S. A.; in July 1863, he was promoted to Major, seeing service at Vicksburg and elsewhere in the South.