my tent, and will do so now if you will wait till I pull on my boots!
Then he poured a broadside upon his retreating enemy.
A few days after this Wise said: General Lee came down to see me; fortunately, my wife and several other ladies were spending the day at my headquarters.
We had a good dinner and a charming time.
You knoe broken — and remind you that we have both already passed the meridian of life, etc. Seeing he was in for a sermon, and one that I could not answer, I replied: General Lee, you certainly play Washington to perfection, and your whole life is a constant reproach to me. Now I am perfectly willing that Jackson and yourself shall do the praying for the whole army of Northern Virginia; but, in Heaven's name, let me do the cussin‘ for one small brigade.
Lee laughed and said, Wise, you are incorrigible, and then rejoined the ladies.
Apropos of this a friend told me that, stopping at a farmer's in Appomattox after the surrender, he found the old man deriving com