thing in the defense of our beloved country. R. E. Lee, General.
General Lee wrote Mrs. Lee from camp near Fredericksburg, May 11, 1863:
In addition to the death of friends and officers consequent upon the late battle, you will see we have to mourn the loss of the good and great Jackson.
Any victory would be dear at such a price.
His remains go to Richmond to-day.
I know not how to replace him, but God's will be done.
I trust He will raise up some one in his place.
To his son Custis he wrote:
You will have heard the death of General Jackson.
It is a terrible loss.
I do not know how to replace him. Any victory would be dear at such a cost.
But God's will be done.
I have confined myself to speaking of Jackson, the Soldier, and have not spoken of him as the humble, active Christian, whose life in Lexington and in the army was a living epistle and read of all men.
I cannot go into that now, except to say the negro Sunday school, which he taught with such devot