Murray, J. Ogden. Three Stories in One: The Statesman, The Confederate Soldier, The South's Peerless Women of the World
Murray, J. Ogden. Three Stories in One: The Statesman, The Confederate Soldier, The South's Peerless Women of the World
Murray, J. Ogden. Three Stories in One: The Statesman, The Confederate Soldier, The South's Peerless Women of the World
Murray, J. Ogden. Three Stories in One: The Statesman, The Confederate Soldier, The South's Peerless Women of the World

Murray, J. Ogden. Three Stories in One: The Statesman, The Confederate Soldier, The South's Peerless Women of the World

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Murray, J. Ogden. Three Stories in One: The Statesman, The Confederate Soldier, The South's Peerless Women of the World. self-published, 1915. First Edition.

Blue-gray cloth with light soil and rubbed at the corners & ends, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, portraits of the author, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee. 65, (1), pp. with foxing, particularly opposite the plates. Lacks the rear fep. Lloyd Sprinkle's copy, with his signature, and that of Peyton Rowe. Good. Hardcover.  [4840] 

Major John Ogden Murray (1840-1921), Confederate Officer with the 7th Va. Cav. Reg. and with Co. A., 11th Va. Cav. Reg., and one of the "Immortal 600" prisoners of war who were held on Morris Island under fire of their own guns from Fort Sumter.

"This booklet has behind its publication two good and sufficient reasons. The first reason is to give in the present generation, and our Southern children especially, a truthful idea of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, and his life's work for the American people, without regard to section, and we hope to refute, so far as we are able to do by this Booklet, the vile slanders that have been uttered against him and his people by the fanatical pulpit and press of the Northern States.

"We want our boys and girls of the South to know that their fathers were not Rebels nor Traitors in 1861, but patriots, who obeyed the laws, and loved the Constitution...

"Second. We want to incite in our children a spirt of study of the causes that led up to the war; we want the world to have a true story of the cruel, unjust and illegal war made upon the South and her people...

"We want the world to know that secession did not have its birth in the South in 1861, and we want to show that it was conceived in the brain of a Yankee Statesman and born in the State of Loyal Massachusetts, before Mr. Jefferson Davis was born..."

The book concludes with a letter of thanks and recommendation from Mrs. Jefferson Davis.