The Old Guard in Gray

            ... Sketches of Memphis Veterans - 1897


Although the content of this book may be considered "Politically Incorrect" by today's standards, it is indeed, a historical book and deserves to be seen and/or read by anyone who is interested.  It is also invaluable to Tennesseans doing genealogy work on their ancestors who might have served in the Civil War. 

The author of this book is J. Harvey Mathes and it was originally published in 1896.  The author's intent was to "...compile a complete and reliable list of all members of the Confederate Historical Association of Memphis ... and to preserve the facts of their lives  and to record their oral histories".  The book has been preserved by the Library of Congress who has issued an internet version.  The original book is now in the Public Domain.  The first 23 pages, including the Index and Introduction, are posted below in JPEG format so one may view individual pages.  In addition, the full 302 page PDF file of the book from the Library of Congress is posted below so it can be saved or viewed in Book Format on your computer. 


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Page 4 -Title

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7 - Dedication

8- Acknowledgements

9 - Illustrations

10 - Index A - Co

11 - Index Co - He






12- Index  He - Mc

13- Index Me - Sh

14- Index Si - Vo

15 - Mentioned A - P

16- Mentioned R - Z






17- Introduction

18 - Introduction

19 - Introduction

20 -Introduction

21 - Introduction






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