From Dixie; Original Articles Contributed By Southern Writers For Publication As A Souvenir Of The Memorial Bazaar For The Benefit Of The Monument To  by Kate Pleasants Minor

From Dixie; Original Articles Contributed By Southern Writers For Publication As A Souvenir Of The…

byKate Pleasants Minor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893. Excerpt: ... PENDLETON NEIL OF ROSALIA. Colonel Pendleton Neil was now a man of seventy-two, tall, spare, always clean-shaven and, owing to a limp, always walked with a cane. His title of "Colonel" was complimentary, as he had never been in battle. "Before the war" he had possessed a moderate fortune, but his loyalty to the Confederacy induced him to invest all he had in Confederate bonds. The last of his race, he now lived alone on his plantation "Rosalia," situated on James River, in one of the upper counties of Virginia. Colonel Neil was a gentleman of retiring disposition, modest, humble-minded and courteous. In the days of his prosperity he had scarcely even called himself a farmer, for his lameness and reading habit had combined to give him a disinclination for the active farmer's pursuits, while fortune had enabled him to leave such things to a brother and an overseer. The brother fell at Spotsylvania; in short the Colonel had survived all his nearest relatives. The only office he had held in his county was one that all the changes of war could not take from him, the office of vestryman in his church. Plainly, then, Colonel Neil could not be accepted as a typical Virginia planter. There had never been upon his place any one as ignorant as he of farming; nor had he ever been considered the ablest man in his county. He had, indeed, been a great lover of books, but they were simply the companions of a lame man, to whom active life was painful. In harmony with his contemplative habit of mind, was a love of fishing, but his was scarcely the sportsman's way. He had always found pleasure in spending hours upon the river bank watching his row of five or six fishing rods. Thus the dawn of that memorable period in Virginia known as the Reconstruction Era, found Pendleton...

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Title:From Dixie; Original Articles Contributed By Southern Writers For Publication As A Souvenir Of The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217697208

ISBN - 13:9780217697200

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