Early Reprint Edition, originally published in 1890. This copy with ownership inscription at front endpaper dated December 1899. Uncommon in dustjacket. Vincent Wingfield, fights for the Confederate States of America, even though he is against slavery. As suggested by the title, he is primarily with the Army of Northern Virginia. Henty defends slavery throughout the novel, stating although slavery was capable of 'abominable' cruelty under brutal masters, '..taken all in all, the negroes on a well-ordered estate, under kind masters, were probably a happier class of people than the laborers upon any estate in Europe.' At the novel's end, Henty has the Wingfield family's former slaves return and continue working for their former owners. Very Good in a Good edge chipped dustjacket, top spine end with narrow area of loss.