Historic Doubts as to the Execution of Marshal Ney: With Numerous Illustrations (Classic Reprint)

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The book is written. The difficulties have been very great - almost insuperable. The fires have been exceedingly hot. But the mountain-top is reached. Let the dead past bury its dead. I began this investigation more than twelve years ago. When I first heard the report that Peter S. N ey was probably Marshal Ney I said to myself, It may be true. [would not have shot Stonewall Jackson. I began to make inquiries of those who had been intimately acquainted with Peter S. Ney and whose integrity no one could question. I found that P. S. Ney possessed a strong, clear, vigorous, well-bal ameed mind, and that he was a man of the highest character. From that moment I believed he was Marshal N ey, and now I know it. I am deeply grateful to the many friends who have so nobly aided me in this work of love. I wish I could take each one of them by the hand and express my gratitude in person. I can never forget their kindness. May Heaven''s best blessings be theirs. I am under very especial obligations to the following gentlemen The Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix, rector of Trinity Parish, New York the Rev. Dr. Joseph N. Blanchard, rector of St. J ames''s Parish, Philadelphia; the Rev. Dr. Arthur C. Kimber, minister in charge of St. Au gustine''s Chapel, Trinity Parish, New York the Hon. Seth Low, LL.D., President of Columbia College, New York Joseph P. Caldwell, editor of the Observer, Charlotte, N. C. Captain Samuel A. Ashe, Raleigh, N. C. The Rev. Dr. Will iam A. Wood, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Statesville, N. C. T. B. Kingsbury, editor of the Messenger, Wilming ton, N. C. Hon. James F. Izlar, Orangeburg, S. C. Rob ert Macfarlan, Florence, S. C. And Reuben Gr. Thwaites, Secretary of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wis.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - James A. Weston


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780331655599

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm

Page Count - 413


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