"DEFENDERS OF THE CAUSE"



When the South endured the humiliating final days of the Civil War, citizens of Southern states approached the end with varied attitudes—from resignation to acceptance, from bitterness to hope, from fear to relief. Many Southerners viewed the "Defenders of the Cause" as tragic heroes, especially in Florida, whose governor retired to his home in Marianna on the first day of April and shot himself in the head.

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Lottie Lipscomb Guttry grew up in the small town of Kilgore, Texas, and has taught literature and composition at Kilgore College, the University of Texas
at Tyler, and the University of Phoenix.



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