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Biography of George Washington Cable


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Cable, George Washington. Author. Born in New Orleans, October 12, 1844. Educated in public schools. Served in Fourth Mississippi Cavalry, Confederate Army, 1863-65. Clerk in cotton factory's office. For a time, reporter on "New Orleans Picayune," 1865-79; wrote stories for "Scribner's Monthly." Since 1879, devoted to literature. Author: "Old Creole Days," "The Grandissimes," "Madame Delphine," "The Creoles of Louisiana," "Dr. Sevier," "The Silent South," "Bonaventure," "The Negro Question," "Strange True Stories of Louisiana," "John March, Southerner," "Strong Hearts," "The Cavalier," "Bylow Hill," "Kincaid's Battery," "Posson Jone and Pere Raphael," "Gideon's Band," and "The Amateur Garden."