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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950

Book Reviews

"in a moving or running position," said flag being used generally
by land forces. Some of the American flags bore Latin mottoes
and inscriptions, as, for instance, "Non alius regit," on the flag
of Pulaski's legion. On one of the two flags of the Second New
Hampshire Regiment appeared the words, "We are one," while
the other New Hampshire flag bore the legend, "The glory, not
the prey." Only the French Dillon Regiment's flag had an in-
scription, the well-known "In hoc signo vinces," on it, but the
fleur-de-lis appeared frequently, as did also the Greek cross and
the diagonal cross. The cantons of the French flags indicate a
decided tendency towards the use of two colors. The historical
value of the book lies in the story told about each flag.
The University of Texas
A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion and a History
of His Brigade. By William Dobein James, A. M. Marietta,
Ga. (Continental Book Company), 1948. Pp. 182 and an
appendix, 39 pages. $6.00.
The accompanying literature distributed by the publisher
indicates that this is a reprint of the excessively rare 1821 edition
and that it was printed by photo-offset. The introduction to the
new edition is by A. A. Salley, historian emeritus and genealogist
of South Carolina. The author, William Dobein James, was a
member of Marion's South Carolina militia and wrote from
personal experience, a fact which constituted the book a primary
source and made copies of the original edition in recent years
draw the fabulous price of several hundreds of dollars. At the
time of printing the book the author was one of the associate
judges of equity in South Carolina.
Francis Marion, whose birth year was given by Judge James
as 1732, died on February 27, 1795. Marion came of Huguenot
stock that moved into South Carolina in 1690. Among these
Huguenots were found the surnames of Horry, Manigault, Huger,
Gaillard, and Gendron, all well-known in the history of South
Carolina. Of General Francis Marion the author said that he
stood "forth the most prominent and illustrious example" in
military affairs.


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