Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas.

New York: Sourthern Publishing Company, 1880. First edition, first printing. Full pebble-grained brown leather with gilt star to front and rear panels and elaborately embossed in blind. Minor chipping and tiny tears to edges of first few pages, joints rubbed but expertly retouched. Overall a near fine and handsome copy with hinges and joints firm and internally clean. Item #188716

From the library of jurist and confederate commander, John Preston White. White was admitted to the Texas bar in 1853. When the Civil War broke out he raised and took command of Company E of Col. Robert R. Garland's Sixth Texas Infantry. White was captured at Fort Hindman at Arkansas Post, Arkansas, on January 11, 1863, but was exchanged in May of that year. He rejoined his unit, which was consolidated with the Tenth Texas Infantry of Mathew D. Ector's brigade, and served at the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga and in the Atlanta campaign. After the war he returned to Texas, where Governor Richard Coke appointed him district judge in 1874, and in 1876 he was elected to the Court of Appeals. - Thomas Cutrer.

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