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LIFE IS THE SOUTH.

VOL I.

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWER AND soxs, STAMFORD STREET

AND CHAKING CROSS.

LIFE IN THE SOUTH;

FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR.

BY

A BLOCKADED BRITISH SUBJECT.

Catherine C. Hopley

BEING A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE
BATTLES, FROM A PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCE WITH

THEM IN THEIR OWN HOMES.

FROM THE SPRING OF 1860 TO AUGUST 1862.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

Vol. I.

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LONDON:
CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193 PICCADILLY.

1863.

[The right of Translation is rescrved.

E487 Hoa 2.1

INTRODUCTION.

The Author's residence in various homes of the Southern States, has afforded her opportunities of becoming acquainted with traits of character, and domestic manners, not often exhibited to the passing tourist. In narrating her personal experience, she wishes her book to be regarded as a contribution, not to the Political, but to the Social history of the Revolution. At the same time it is impossible not to be something of a politician in America, where the business of so many public speeches, committees, and conventions, is brought home to every household and family; which has been particularly the case at a time, when even a stranger could not remain an uninterested listener.

While recording what she herself saw and heard,

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