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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Cable, George Washington 1844- Author; born in New Orleans, Oct. 12, 1844; was educated in the public schools. In 1863-65 he served in the Confederate army in the 4th Mississippi Cavalry; in 1865-79 was clerk in a cotton factory, and for a time a reporter on the New Orleans Picayune. In 1879 he gave himself up wholly to literature, making a specialty of describing Creole life in Louisiana. In 1887 he established the House-Culture Clubs, a system of small clubs The Faraday laying the Atlantic cable. for the purpose of promoting more cordial relations among the different classes of society. His writings include Old Creole days; The Grandissimes; Madame Delphine; The silent South; The Creoles of Louisiana; The negro question; Strange true stories of Louisiana; John March, Southerner, etc.