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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Simms, William Gilmore 1806-1870 Author; born in Charleston, S. C., April 17, 1806; admitted to the bar in 1827; but applied himself to literature; was editor of the Charleston City gazette in 1828-32; and author of Views and reviews in American history; History of South Carolina; Geography of South Carolina; South Carolina in the Revolution; The partisan; Mellichampe; The scout; The foragers; Eutaw, and other Revolutionary romances; The Yemassee; Guy rivers; Border Beagles; Beauchamp; Charlemont, and other colonial and border romances of the South, etc. He died in Charleston, S. C., June 11, 1870.