ould spare me a few days of peace after this cruel war was ended, that I should have her with me. But year after year my hopes go out, and I must be resigned.
The daughter whose death is so touchingly alluded to in the above letter was Miss Annie Carter Lee, who died at Warren, White Sulphur Springs, North Carolina, the 20th of October, 1862.
At the close of the war the citizens of the county erected over her grave a handsome monument, which was unveiled with appropriate ceremonies.
In response to an invitation to be present, General Lee wrote the following:
Rockbridge Baths, July 25, 1866.
Ladies: I have read with deep emotion your letter of the 17th instant, inviting myself and family to witness the erection of a monument over the remains of my daughter, at Warren, White Sulphur Springs, on the 8th of next month.
I do not know how to express to you my thanks for your great kindness to her while living, and for your affectionate remembrance of her since dead.