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"The most noble sentiment a southern woman or American could express."
By Martha Norris McLeod
THIS BOOK contains the reminiscences of a number of the last survivors of the Blue and Gray, and a few of the black race who were slaves until the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
IT RELATES, in the colorful words of those "old folks," who are now 92 to 125 years old, how they "swapped" coffee for tobacco, fought the bushwhackers. How a sergeant halted Lincoln and Grant by mistake, and other experiences so typical of that period.
THE READER will be inclined to wander, in imagination, if not through his own memories, to a camp fire reunion of these ancient men. They are arrayed in uniforms of Union and Confederate soldiers and having a big time spinning yarns. Each is trying to "out do" the last one, or perhaps telling a true experience of romance, humor, pathos, or courage, coloring the incidents as he goes along.
THIS BOOK deserves a place on every bookshelf as an historical edition, as well as for preservation for posterity.
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