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and presented in its public men that list of American names best known in the Christian world. That superiourity the war has not conquered or lowered; and the South will do right to claim and to cherish it.
The war has not swallowed up everything. There are great interests which stand out of the pale of the contest, which it is for the South still to cultivate and maintain. She must submit fairly and truthfully to what the war has properly decided. But the war properly decided only what was put in issue: the restoration of the Union and the excision of slavery; and to these two conditions the South submits. But the war did not decide negro equality ; it did not decide negro suffrage ; it did not decide State Rights, although it might have exploded their abuse; it did not decide the orthodoxy of the Democratic party; it did not decide the right of a people to show dignity in misfortune, and to maintain self-respect in the face of adversity. And these things which the war did not decide, the Southern people will still cling to, still claim, and still assert in them their rights and views.
This is not the language of insolence and faction. It is the stark letter of right, and the plain syllogism of common sense. It is not untimely or unreasonable to tell the South to cultivate her superiourity as a people; to maintain her old schools of literature and scholarship; to assert, in the forms of her thought, and in the style of her manners, her peculiar civilization, and to convince the North that, instead of subjugating an inferiour country, she has obtained the alliance of a noble and cultivated people, and secured a bond of association with those she may be proud to call brethren!
In such a condition there may possibly be a solid and honourable peace; and one in which the South may still preserve many things dear to her in the past. There may not be a political South. Yet there may be a social and intellectual South. But if, on the other hand, the South, mistaking the consequences of the war, accepts the position of the inferiour, and gives up what was never claimed or conquered in the war; surrenders her schools of intellect and thought, and is left only with the brutal desire of the conquered for “ bread and games ;" then indeed to her people may be applied what Tacitus wrote of those who existed under the Roman Empire: “ We cannot be said to have lived, but rather to have crawled in silence, the young towards the decrepitude of age and the old to dishonourable graves.'
The only oficial and Juthorized Sontkern History of tậe Xar.
By E. A, POLLARD.
THE LOST CAUSE ,
EDWARD A. POLLARD,
EDITOR OF THE “RICHMOND EXAMINER,” DURING THE WAR.
Comprising a full and authentic account of the rise and progress of the late Southern Confederacy--The Campaigns, Battles, Incidents and Adventures of the most gigantic struggle
of the world's history. COMPLETE IN ONE LARGE ROYAL OOTAVO VOLUME OF NEARLY 800 PAGES.
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Jo. E. Johnston,
N. B. Forrest,
J. B. Hood,
W. J. Hardee,
John Morgan. The Publishers take pleasure in announcing that they have secured the talents of this distinguished Author and Historian, in preparing a work worthy of the theme and the occasion.
The history of the vanquished has too often fallen to the pen of the victor, and to insure justice to the Southern cause, the pen must be taken by some Southern man who is willing to devote his time and talents to the vindication of his countrymen, in a history which shall challenge the criticism of the intelligent, and invite the attention of all honest inquirors.
Such a work will be of peculiar interest to the candid and intelligent public of the North, and is of the utmost importance to the People of the Southern States.
Mr. POLLARD, of all writers in the South, is doubtless the best qualified to prepare & complete and Standard History of the War, and to commit to the present and future generations a faithful and worthy record of their great struggle, and of a cause lost, save in honor-having been employed during the entire period of the war as editor of a Richmond newspaper, and thus trained
to the best sources of information, and by especial research has collected a quantity of historical material pertaining to the secret history of the war which no one else in the country has or can now obtain.
He comes to the work with the encouragement and authority of Generals R. E. LEE, J. E. JOIXSTON, BEAUREGARD, “DICK" TAYLOR, FITZHUGU LEE Ex-Gov. Wise, and other distinguished Confederate Leaders. This work is sold only by subscription, and cannot be obtained except through our
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GEN. ROBERT E. LEE writes the author, that he is “glad to hear" that he has undertaken to write the History of the War, and that such a work will be "received with pleasure by this and future generations."
GEN. JO. E. JOHNSTON writes, “I shall be ready at all times to give you any information I possess on the subject of your great work."
GEN. "DICK" TAYLOR promises the aid of valuable documents, and adds, “Permit me to say that I feel a deep interest in your success.”
GEN. FITZHUGH LEE writes : “Eminently fitted for the task in every way, you will deserve and receive the thanks of us all by transmitting to our children's children an anthentic and full narrative of past events."
Atlanta (Ga.) Era says, “Mr. POLLARD is one of the most brilliant writers in the Bonth, as is proven from the many works that have emanated from his pen, and his able editorials in the Richmond Examiner."
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New York Daily Neros says, “We believe many of Mr. Pollard's countrymen have designated him as the fature historian of the war on the Southern side."
Memphis Commercial says, “We have the highest assurance that the work proposed will challenge critical investigation, and will supply in the historical literature of the war a noble desideratum, in allowing to the vanquished party an audience before the civilized world. of Mr. Pollard's qualifications for this great work, it is just to say they are unquestionably high. His genius as a writer is beyond dispute; his enthusiasm in his task is warm and generous, and his ambition high and far-reaching."
The Florence (Ala.) Journal says, “The name of Mr. Pollard is a matter of history has been 'mentioned in story' --and we but atter a sentiment honestly entertained, when we write as our opinion that Edward A. Pollard, Esq., is the finest writer of his age in the whole land. 'His is the style of the old English classics, pure and undefiled."
Nero York Watchman : “Mr. Pollard's literary reputation will bring his work before the public favorably, and those who desire to hear the other side will peruse this book with great interest."
New York Day Book : “We have seen some specimen pages, and can vouch for the excellent style of its esecution. We doubt not that Mr. Pollard's well-known ability as a writer will give this work & wide circulation."
Petersburg (Va.) Erpress : “Mr. Pollard, as a writer, has been familiar to every reader for several years, and We believe no Southern man now living enjoys so high a reputation. His style is far more forcible, in our estimation, than that of Bancroft, and not surpassed by the classic elegance of Prescott."
Weekly Gleaner (Columbia, &. C.): “The distinguished abilities of the anthor, and his excellent opportunities for statistical and other information in reference to his subject, is a guarantee that the work will be invaluable 88 history, and desirable as an addition to the literature of the south."
Staunton (Va.) Spectator : "This book will be read with great interest by the whole people.”
Nashville Gazette : “From the specimen pages wo are induced to believe that this book will take its place as a standard work on the war."
New Era (Atlanta, Ga.): "The South relies, to a very great extent, upon this book, for a fair record of the deeds of her men during the revolution. Mr. Pollard has bad abundant opportunity to collect material for his book, and we doubt not it will be overy way acceptable to the Southern people."
New Haven (Conn.) Register : “Mr. Pollard is a bold, vigorous writer, and he portrays the events through which be passed, in vivid colors. Every candid student must desire to learn the sentiments which actuated the Southern people during the
conflict, and, thus far, Pollard's work is the best that has been issued. New York Evening Post: "A work based upon documents and information of leading Sonthern generals and politicians cannot fail to be an interesting and important contribution to the history of the great struggle."
Montgomery (N.Y.) Republican : "Every intelligent reading man cannot fail to be interested in this work. A Southern iistory of the war by a distinguished Virginian is just what is wanted to give us the whole truth of History."
New Haven Palladium : "This book is now iu press, and will ultimately find its way into every library of any pretension. It is the only full and authentic history of the war from a Southern stand-point, and is the counterpart of Greoley's “ American Conflict."
Selma (Ala.) Messenger: "Mr. Pollard's work is valuable, and should be in the hands of every scholar and gentleman. * His statement of facts may be relied on."
Yorkville (S. C.) Inquirer : “ This is not a re-hash of his former history, bat is a de nova (new) work, and is the one in which the author desires to present himself to the public.
Daily Phonix (Columbia, 8. C.): "The distinguished abilities of the author is a guarantee that the work will be invaluable as history, and desirable as an addition to the literature of the south."
Nashville Daily Union :- This work will be valuable as the most complete and anthentic history of the wa from a Southern stand-point."
WASHINGTON & HIS GENERALS:
Che Gallant Defenders of our National Liberty
By Hon. J. T. HEADLEY, AUTHOR or “NAPOLEON AND IS MARSDALS," "SACRED MOUNTAINS," "HISTORY OF TH
GREAT REBELLION," &c., &c.
Embellished with Numerous Steel Plate Engravings.
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This is truly a great national work, giving an authentic account of the early life,
Commodore Paul Jones. Including Brigadier-Generals Marion, Pickens, Mercer, Wooster, and others. FROM PREFACE.—The object in the following work is three-fold. First, to group around the “Father of his Country” the generals who stood shoulder to shoulder with him through the stormy period of the Revolution. Second, to give in successive pictures rather than in military detail, the great battles of the Revolution. Third, to present the early history of each general, showing how they were trained by Providence for the very work to wbich their lives were given. There could be no better time than now to contemplate those pure patriots, who knew no sectional interests, but were bound together and borne aloft by a common love for the whole country—when Massachusetts called aloud from Bunker Hill, and Marion, from the swamps of South Carolina, answered her-when New York and Virginia moved side by side, bound by a common interest, and resolved to share a common destiny. May that common inheritance never be divided !
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NAPOLEON AND HIS MARSHALS:
FULL AND AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT
Life, Military Career, Character, Exile, & Death
THE HERO OF A HUNDRED BATTLES."
By Hon. J. T. HEADLEY, AUTHOR OF “ WASHINGTON AND HIS GENERALS," "SACRED MOUNTAINS," "HISTORY OF THI
GREAT REBELLION," &a, &c.
Including Biographies of the Most Prominent Marshals that clustered around Napoleon
in his Victorious Campaigns.
Ney, and others
Embellished with Numerous Steel Plate Engravings.
FROM PREFACE. It has been my design, in the following work, not only to give the true character of Napoleon, and the wars he waged, but to illustrate the men who led his armies to victory; forming, as they do, a group the like of which the world has never seen. Their battles revolutionized the whole art of war, and form a gallery of pictures that has no equal in the history of any nation. Many of these renowned battle-fields I have gone over in person, and hence been able to give more accurate descriptions than I otherwise could. These never will lose their interest while great deeds are admired and true heroes honored. Napoleon's marshals can appropriately be placed side by side with our own great generals of the present war.
The portraits are copies of those in the national gallery of France, and hence must be considered accurate likenesses.
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