This is a biography of Colonel Henry Middleton Rutledge and his wife. After the Civil War, the Colonel and his wife moved to Hampton Hall in South Carolina. The plantation had been in the family since 1686. There they reared six children and kept their promise of offering Old South charm and hospitality. Here is a sentimental memoir of the Old South based on the author’s parents who were friendly, congenial, and hospitable – all set against life on an impoverished South Carolinian rice plantation. Fascinating. Historical.