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named for the celebrated royal governor of Virginia. (See page 514)
Orations, Essays, Sketches
Topics Historical, Commemorative, Literary
LUCIAN LAMAR KNIGHT, M. A., LL. D.
Founder of the Department of Archives and History for the State of Georgia;
Historical Society, and Member of the Phi Beta Kappa
Author of a “Standard History of Georgia and Georgians," in six volumes;
in one volume, etc.
BYRD PRINTING COMPANY
To the Sentiment of Brotherhood which a Great World War Has Intensified and Strengthened in the Heart
of a New America,
Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, Who
Taught Me at Princeton.
But, in keeping with the broadest spirit of nationality, I desire, in a subordinate way, to inscribe these pages to two Confederate soldiers, each bf whom went to his grave a devoted champion of the Union. To me, the heroism of these veterans of the gray has been a fountain-spring of patriotism in its widest scope of meaning; and in thus linking their names to the fraternalism which this hour has kindled, I not only honor their memories, but, what is more to the purpose, I interpret their wishes. Permit me then to dedicate this volume:
First, to the only father I ever know in life, an uncle, JOHN BENNING DANIEL, whose unfailing hand bestowed upon me an early training, a college education, and an ample fortune, but whose best of legacies was an example of Christian manhood, embodied in that flower of all the virtues: a Southern Gentleman of the Old School.
honored sire, GEORGE WALTON KNIGHT, a First Lieutenant in the Mexican War and a Captain in the war between the States; who dying, ere I could mirror his face in memory, bequeathed to me the inheritance of a good name, one which for half a century I have tried to keep unsullied and which, to the associations of an ancient chivalry, adds what is richer still: the memories of an old gray jacket and the pledge of an allegiance to the Confederate flag.