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DEDICATION.

TO THE MEMORY OF THE NOBLE DEAD

AND TO
THE SURVIVORS OF THE “ BAYLOR LIGHT HORSE,"

COMPANY B,
TWELFTH VIRGINIA CAVALRY,

C. S. A.

PREFACE.

Having long and earnestly desired that some one more competent would write the brilliant career of the Baylor Light Horse during the Civil War, but finding the work still unperformed, I have been induced in my humble way to undertake the task, trusting my effort may serve to revive, if not perpetuate, the story of its heroism and devotion to the “ Lost Cause." In doing so, I have endeavored to portray its deeds of daring and adventure with truth, justice, and impartiality to friend and foe. The Records of the Civil War, as well as contemporaneous writings and the history of the times, have been freely used to present fairly the adversary's account and version of the events narrated.

With a just pride in the leadership of so gallant a band of soldiers, with high appreciation of the cheerful and ready manner in which 80 many dangers were shared, and with a grateful sense of the uniform kindness and courtesy extended me at all times, this work, imperfect as I know it to be, is humbly commended to the favorable reception of my comrades and friends.

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