The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 253
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A. Munk enlisted in the Union Army. Chapter II relates the
experiences of the young private during the several months' service
in Tennessee, the transfer of his regiment from Tennessee to Fort
Fisher, North Carolina--the trip being made down the Tennessee
River, up the Ohio River to Cincinnati, thence by rail to Wash-
ington, and from there by army transport to the North Carolina
Coast-and the maneuvering of General Schofield's army until
and even after the junction with Sherman's army had been effected
only shortly before Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Comparatively
little actual fighting was seen by young Munk and the chief in-
terest and value of Chapter II lies in the personal details and
No institution is more characteristic of the Southwest or com-
mands more general interest than the cattle ranch. Chapter IX
begins with the location of the Munk Brothers cattle .ranch in
Arizona in 1882 "in the days of free grass and the open range
upon the Public Domain." Indian depredations, thrilling experi-
ences of the range, financial "ups and downs" of the early cattle
business, and the later revolution in the ranching industry con-
stitute the chief subjects discussed in the usual intimate manner
in this chapter.
Interest in Arizona ranching was responsible for the develop-
ment as early as 1884 of an interest in Arizona history by Dr.
Munk, although at that time he was actively engaged in the prac-
tice of medicine at Topeka, Kansas. Upon returning to Kansas
from his first visit to Arizona Dr. Munk at once began to collect
all books that he could find which described that country. The
fruit of these happy labors, a Library of Arizoniana, now number-
ing 15,000 volumes, was donated in 1908 to the Southwest Museum,
where it has since been opened to the public. Chapter X briefly
describes the genesis of the idea of a Library of Arizoniana and
some of the more notable items in it. The major part of this
chapter consists of an exceedingly brief but fairly reliable sketch
of Arizona during the Spanish regime. The historical data for
this sketch were compiled by the librarian, Miss Adelaide Cham-
Chapter XI narrates in a few pages the founding by the author
of the Munk Botanical Garden and Arboretum at Compton, Cali-
CIALES W. HACKETT.
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