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The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,094 / 73 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 347
Added to site: 2008.01.15
mnybks.net#: 19703
Genre: Essays
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ation and how. Brief orders were given to the officer in command. My comrade was left to aid in carrying them out. The rest of us withdrew. Scarcely had we ridden a hundred yards towards camp when a shout was heard, and, turning round, we saw one of the men running after us. "The captain had been killed." The peace of heaven was on his face, as I gazed on the noble features that afternoon. The bullet had passed through his official papers and found his heart. He had received his discharge, and the glorious reward had been won.

This is the other picture that the talk of the two old soldiers called up,--dead Confederate against living Federal; and these two pictures stand out before me again, as I am trying to make others understand and to understand myself what it was to be a Southern man twenty-five years ago; what it was to accept with the whole heart the creed of the Old South. The image of the living Federal bids me refrain from harsh words in the presence of those who were my captors. The dead Conf

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