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Book Review: With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty

With Lee In Virginia: A Story of the American Civil War by G.A. Henty.

Loyalty. This word that is ebbing from the shore of our cultural character is at high tide in this Henty volume. Vincent Wingfield is the son of a widowed Virginia plantation owner. Through Vincent's gallant pre-War adventures, the reader is exposed to a facet of Southern history and philosophy often missing from history texts. Herein we see the loyalty many owners and slaves had to one another. Also evident is the loyalty to justice that many had to mistreated slaves and their mean-spirited overseers.