King's Mountain Centennial Association records, 1880-1910.


King's Mountain Centennial Association records, 1880-1910.

Chiefly correspondence of Col. A[sbury] Coward, Chairman of the Centennial Committee, and Miss Lesslie D. Witherspoon, President of the Association, re appointment of committees, invitations, program and publicity connected with the "Centennial Celebration," 7 Oct. 1880, of the Battle of King's Mountain, and the dedication, 7 Oct. 1909, of the monument erected by the U.S. Government; including 9 letters, 12 Mar. - 23 Sept. 1880, Copse Hill, Ga., Paul H[amilton] Hayne, to A[sbury] Coward, re preparation of an ode to be delivered at the Centennial; letters from various Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee officials, South Carolina Governors Martin F. Ansel, Thomas B. Jeter, and Johnson Hagood, Ellison Capers, J[ohn] P[eyre] Thomas, H[erbert] R[avenel] Sass, John S. Preston, and J[ohn] C[alvin] Hemphill; and correspondence with various officials in the War Department re inscriptions for the monument and plans for dedication.

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Hagood, Johnson, 1829-1898 (person)

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Jeter, Thomas B., 1827-1883. (person)

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Sass, Herbert Ravenel, 1884-1958 (person)

Charleston, S.C. newspaperman, writer, and historian. He was the son of George Herbert Sass (1845-1908), also a writer, and Anna Ravenel Sass. Sass served on the editorial staff of the News & Courier, a Charleston newspaper, and later gave up newspaper work to write stories, articles, novels, and other works, most of which concern the natural history and history of South Carolina. He married Marion Hutson and was the father of three children. From the description of Herbert Raven...