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PREFACE

This is a book of sketches and might be entitled, A Sketch Book of Southern History. It aims to give in brief outline the salient features of Southern heroism and achievement, and to state rapidly the South's side of the long controversy between the sections.

The cuthor has tried to be fair, candid, and truthful. Extremists of either section will not like the volume. The fact that he is a Southerner, however, the author will attempt neither to palliate nor to deny; but he has aimed to write “with malice toward none, with charity for all.”

The facts stated in this volume have been gathered from a thousand sources; none have been manufactured. Of Southern civilization, the author speaks from experience, as he remembers vividly two generations that represented the Old South so-called. The work is a labor of love; its object, justice to all.

WILLIAMSBURG, VA., March 31, 1907.

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Tea Parties

Mecklenburg and St. John's Church

INDEPENDENCE

1772 and 1775

The Year 1776 .

THE SOUTH IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION.

Heroes and Heroines

Maryland

Virginia

North Carolina

South Carolina

Georgia

Heroes of the Frontier

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