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DESTRUCTION

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DESTRUCTION

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RECONSTRUCTION

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF THE LATE WAR
IN THE UNITED STATES

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PREFACE.

These reminiscences of Secession, War, and Reconstruction it has seemed to me a duty to record. An actor therein, accident of fortune afforded me exceptional advantages for an interior view.

The opinions expressed are sincerely entertained, but of their correctness such readers as I may find must judge. I have in most cases been a witness to the facts alleged, or have obtained them from the best sources. Where statements are made upon less authority, I have carefully endeavoured to indicate it by the language employed.

R. TAYLOR.

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