91 pp., [i-iii] introduction. "In 1915, Robert published his memoirs. It is not known the number of copies printed and distributed, but it is certain the Montana Historical Society has one of the very few believed to exist today." This is a mimeographed copy of Carroll's typed manuscript for the new edition of Wallace's memoirs. It is a, "Memoir. Corporal, First Michigan Infantry (three-month), and Lieutenant, Fifth Michigan Cavalry. This work relates events of first Bull Run, Gettysburg (including pursuit of Lee), Kilpatrick's raid on Richmond, Sheridan's Trevilian raid, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign (including third Winchester), Five Forks, the surrender at Appomattox, and the Grand Review. Writing in 1915, Wallace recalled all of his wartime experiences with fondness. The Confederate soldiers he met when he was captured in 1862 were reputed to be of high intelligence. And he was proud to have served under Gen. George A. Custer. Wallace recounted in detail how Sheridan obtained information about enemy strength around Winchester from Union supporter Rebecca Wright and put it to good use in the battle of third Winchester. Wallace also related the guerrilla warfare in fall 1864 and the execution of Mosby's men at Front Royal." Carroll's manuscript offers a three-page introduction in which he offers much biographical information on Robert Wallace. He also credits Roberta Fagan of Lincoln, Nebraska, for generously sharing the discovery of the recently discovered A Few Memories of A Long Life with him. This manuscript contains Wallace's entire publication less the short introduction by Wallace, the poem entitled The Reveille by Bret Harte at the beginning of the document and less the poem entitled When I Am Dead, printed in the Masonic Home Journal. In addition, pages 68-91 offers 139 footnotes to this document. This manuscript was eventually published in 1988 by Ye Galleon Press. It was limited to 530 copies. Title page is lightly worn, complete document is loose sheets.
Inventory Number: 38018