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Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15) The Romance of Reality   By: (1833-1922)

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[Illustration: BATTLE OF ANTIETAM.]

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Historical Tales The Romance of Reality

By CHARLES MORRIS

Author of "Half Hours with the Best American Authors," "Tales from the Dramatists," etc.

IN FIFTEEN VOLUMES Volume II

American 2

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON

Copyright, 1904, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1908, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

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PONCE DE LEON AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH 7

DE SOTO AND THE FATHER OF WATERS 13

THE LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE 23

THE THRILLING ADVENTURE OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH 29

THE INDIAN MASSACRE IN VIRGINIA 40

THE GREAT REBELLION IN THE OLD DOMINION 49

CHEVALIER LA SALLE THE EXPLORER OF THE MISSISSIPPI 62

THE FRENCH OF LOUISIANA AND THE NATCHEZ INDIANS 76

THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE 88

HOW OGLETHORPE SAVED GEORGIA FROM SPAIN 95

A BOY'S WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE WILDWOOD 104

PATRICK HENRY, THE HERALD OF THE REVOLUTION 113

GOVERNOR TRYON AND THE CAROLINA REGULATORS 124

LORD DUNMORE AND THE GUNPOWDER 135

THE FATAL EXPEDITION OF COLONEL ROGERS 145

HOW COLONEL CLARK WON THE NORTHWEST 153

KING'S MOUNTAIN AND THE PATRIOTS OF TENNESSEE 166

GENERAL GREENE'S FAMOUS RETREAT 171

ELI WHITNEY, THE INVENTOR OF THE COTTON GIN 185

HOW OLD HICKORY FOUGHT THE CREEKS 193

THE PIRATES OF BARATARIA BAY 206

THE HEROES OF THE ALAMO 217

HOW HOUSTON WON FREEDOM FOR TEXAS 225

CAPTAIN ROBERT E. LEE AND THE LAVA BEDS 231

A CHRISTMAS DAY ON THE PLANTATION 241

CAPTAIN GORDON AND THE RACCOON ROUGHS 252

STUART'S FAMOUS CHAMBERSBURG RAID 261

FORREST'S CHASE OF THE RAIDERS 277

EXPLOITS OF A BLOCKADE RUNNER 291

FONTAIN, THE SCOUT, AND THE BESIEGERS OF VICKSBURG 302

GORDON AND THE BAYONET CHARGE AT ANTIETAM 311

THE LAST TRIUMPH OF STONEWALL JACKSON 319

JOHN MORGAN'S FAMOUS RAID 331

HOME COMING OF GENERAL LEE AND HIS VETERANS 347

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

AMERICAN. VOLUME II.

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BATTLE OF ANTIETAM Frontispiece.

ALONG THE COAST OF FLORIDA 9

DE SOTO DISCOVERING THE MISSISSIPPI 19

POCAHONTAS 32

JAMESTOWN RUIN 54

COALING A MOVING BOAT ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER 73

OLD SPANISH FORT, ST. AUGUSTINE 98

HOME OF MARY WASHINGTON, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 108

HOME OF PATRICK HENRY DURING HIS LAST TWO TERMS AS GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA 114

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH 122

OLD MAGAZINE AT WILLIAMSBURG 138

VIEW IN THE NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS 155

COTTON GIN 186

JACKSON'S BIRTHPLACE 198

THE ALAMO 218

COTTON FIELD ON SOUTHERN PLANTATION 242

COLONIAL MANSION 262

GORDON HOUSE 316

TRIUMPH OF STONEWALL JACKSON 323

LEE'S HOUSE AT RICHMOND 348

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