N.p. Published by Order of the United Confederate Veterans, c. 1904. Original Wrappers. Very Good binding. Item #6454
Octavo. 34, [2 (blank)] pp. Staple-bound, lacking wrappers. Very light soiling to the first and last leaf; 25 cent price stamped in red above the title.
"Shortly after his graduation from the University of Virginia in 1861 [McKim] enlisted in the Southern army, serving first as a private in the corps commanded by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and later by Stonewall Jackson. He was afterwards commissioned first lieutenant and assigned as aide-de-camp on the staff of Gen. George H. Steuart. Near the close of the war he served as chaplain of the 2d Virginia Cavalry" (Confederate Veterans Magazine, Sept 1920). After the war, McKim was ordained an Episcopal priest and served as rector of the Church of the Epiphany at Washington, DC the last few decades of his life (1888-1920). This oration was later reprinted in his memoir, "A Soldier's Recollections" (New York: 1910). Fairly uncommon, this is a presentable copy despite the lacking wrappers. Dornbusch II, 543.