George Baylor, at first with the 2nd Virginia Infantry and later with the 12th Virginia Cavalry, recounts his four years of service during the Civil War, including his time as a prisoner of war and as commander of his own cavalry unit.
This short autobiography of William Neill, a longtime Presbyterian minister, educator and college president, is supplemented with appreciations and the complete reproduction of a selection of his sermons.
First published in the Quarterly Christian Spectator, Bacon reviews three works: Garrison's "Thoughts on African colonization", Cropper's "Letter to Thomas Clarkson", and "Abolition of Negro slavery" in American quarterly review, September 1832.
In 1798, Benjamin Rush collects twenty-five of his previous writings and republishes them in a single volume. The essays range in topic from education and crime and punishment to tobacco use and the slave trade.
Moncure Conway, an influential observer and participant in much of English-speaking intellectual life for half a century, presents an account of his life, drawn together towards of the end of his eventful days.