|Beautiful (Bonnie) Belmont, Part 01 -- Table of Contents and Brief Introduction.|
by John Salisbury Cochran.
Table of Contents
My brothers asked me to write something about the historic incidents of our neighborhood as connected with the stirring times of the antislavery agitation and the succeeding Civil War of 1861-1865, in which all six brothers in our family, along with other neighbor boys, took such an active part. I have tried to honor these requests as far as my memory allows me to at my advanced age, and they will be found, in simple narrative form, clothed with sufficient caution I trust, in this account, which I most respectfully and affectionately dedicate to my brothers and our old neighboring farm boys and girls of "Pinch" and "Scotch Ridge" in Belmont County.
This book is grounded on real events, facts, and people -- and captures their lives in a powerful narrative. In the original edition, Judge John Salisbury Cochran, when speaking of childhood and romance, recorded events experienced by his friend, "Jack Salisbury" -- as if Jack was a totally different person. In reality, Jack is a fictional extension of the Judge, and the narrative is much more cohesive -- and much less confusing -- with the Judge and Jack re-united as the one central character -- as they are in this edition. However, the work departs from reality in details of the romance between Jack and Minerva. In reality, Judge John Salisbury Cohcran married Mattie W. Weldin, of Wheeling, in 1867. -- C. Edward Wall, Editor.
See next entry: Beautiful Belmont, Part 02 -- Our Neighborhood.
This entry is adapted from Bonnie Belmont: A Historical Romance of the Days of Slavery and the Civil War, by John Salisbury Cochran, which was published originally in 1907. The book has been reedited extensively for inclusion in the Pierian Press Fulltext eBooks database, and is included on the Stratton House Inn Web site by special permission. This special edition of Beautiful Belmont is licensed for use ONLY on this Web site. It may not be copied or downloaded, but may be used for educational purposes and personal pleasure under fair-use provisions via this Web site. Please note that this Stratton House Inn iteration of the book does NOT include the subject headings assigned each chapter for use in the Fulltext eBooks database.
CO-AUTHOR: Wall, C. Edward. (Editor)
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