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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
Literary notices. O'Hara and his Elegies. By George W. Ranck, Lexington, Kentucky. We are indebted to the accomplished author for a copy of this beautful little volume, which is in every sense a literary gem. The biographical sketch of O'Hara, tracing his life from his birth in Danville, Kentucky, through his careerO'Hara, tracing his life from his birth in Danville, Kentucky, through his career as politician, editor, soldier, in Mexico and in the Confederate service (where he served with great distinction as Colonel of the Twelfth Alabama regiment, and on the staff of General Albert Sidney Johnston and General John C. Breckinridge), and his career after the war until his death in 1867, is admirably done, and shows the aconcurring with Mr. Ranck in the very high estimate he places upon the genius of the author. We are also indebted to Mr. Ranck for a splendid photograph of Colonel O'Hara, which we will place in our gallery of Confederate soldiers, and doubly prize as the counterpart of a gallant soldier and gifted child of genius and song. Ja