James Knox Polk Racine, called Polk, was an 18 year old Corporal in the 5th Maryland Infantry at Antietam in September 1862. He learned to read and write during the war and was a later an author and wrote for local papers around his home in Elkton, MD. He published Recollections of a Veteran or Four Years in Dixie in 1894.

This is a clipping from his column in the Cecil Whig of 24 September 1898.

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