The writings of G.T. Swain have always had great historic significance. This particular literary work should be in the personal library of every American citizen and should appeal to all lovers of American history. This title, which was forged from a larger work, The History of Logan County, was authored by journalist and historian G.T. Swain in 1927. Swain paints a vivid picture, in his most unique style of prose, of southern West Virginia in bygone days. He was an avid student of H. Clay Ragland, a Confederate veteran, renowned attorney, accomplished historian and the first publisher of The Logan County Banner (the first newspaper in Logan County, West Virginia). Swain's own research is skillfully merged with an earlier work by Ragland. The result is a true story and an exciting adventure that takes place upon the immense backdrop of American history.