This article, by a distinguished historian of Southside Virginia, the late Virginia George Redd, was originally published in The Record of Hampden-Sydney College, Summer-Fall 1967,
and provided by The South Boston-Halifax CountyMuseum of Fine Arts and History
A special thanks to the current (8/98) editor of The Record of Hampden-Sydney College, Richard McClintock, for his assistance and permission in the republication of this article.
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