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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Raleigh E. Colston, C. S. Army. (search)
onomy, as it ought to be taught there. He had not made a specialty of astronomy. Modesty, self-sacrifice, conscientiousness, absolute truthfulness, virtues which adorned his whole life, attained supreme radiance here. In August, 1882, he was appointed a clerk in the SurgeonGen-eral's library division of the War Department. He discharged his duties so well, that for several years after he became unable to go to the office, his work was sent to him to be performed in his bedroom. In May, 1894, he was removed on account of his physical disability. Thrown again upon the world absolutely penniless, his spirit was bright as ever. He never murmured. Then the Confederate Soldiers' Home at Richmond, Virginia, threw wide its doors. His veteran comrades opened their arms and hearts, and said: Come to us beloved and honored friend, and be our guest. And there, with the light of love, friendship, and admiration shining all about him, he passed the painful remnant of his days. He w