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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of the Lee Memorial Association. (search)
s, professors, divines, students and citizens generally, which passed through the chapel into the mausoleum, where Miss Julia Jackson withdrew the curtains which unveiled to the delighted gaze of all Majesty in repose, Sweet rest, Marse Robert aslee Artillery, stationed on the College campus near by, fired a salute with the very same guns (the Cadet Battery, which Major Jackson used to command when a Professor in the Virginia Military Institute), with which on the field of First Manassas, theyr reputation for princely hospitality, and proved herself worthy to have been the home and to hold the graves of Lee and Jackson. The committees and all concerned are to be cordially congratulated on the splendid success of their programme on thinders spent the afternoon and evening in serenading General G. W. C. Lee, Hon. J. R. Tucker, ex-Governor John Letcher, Mrs. Jackson and Miss Julia, Mrs. Stuart and others, and they received universal praise for their soldierly appearance and manly b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of General Jackson (search)
d the other exercises—an able oration on Jackson, by General Fitzhugh Lee, an eloquent eulogy by ex-President Jefferson Davis, who was unquestionably one of the greatest orators of this land of orators; the unveiling of the monument by little Julia Jackson, the only child of the great soldier; the firing of artillery and small arms, and the enthusiastic cheers of the vast crowd. Father Hubert being now called on to pronounce the benediction uttered a few sentences of eloquent eulogy on Confederate soldiers in general and, Jackson in particular, and made this his climax: Thou knowest, O Lord, that Stonewall Jackson was the greatest soldier of the century, always and all the time excepting our peerless leader, Robert Edward Lee. There are many old Confederates who believe that with Lee to plan, and Jackson to execute, that the Army of Northern Virginia was simply invincible. And it was beautiful to behold the mutual confidence which these great leaders had in each other. They we