spicuous amongst which was conspiring with Robert E. Lee, J. P. Benjamin, John C. Breckinridge, Willes Mallory, William Mahone, O. F. Baxter, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, William E. Taylor, Fitzas who held a nation's heart in thrall.
Robert E. Lee was born in the purple of an illustrious louth.
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General Robert E. Lee, on receiving this order from the Confollows:
In compliance with the request of R. E. Lee Camp of Confederate Veterans, I give my persrmy.
Confronting him in the Wilderness was General Lee, with 55,000 ill-clad and poorly fed Confedplaced by the stars and bars.
At nightfall General Lee held the angle, which was piled full of theph with one howitzer to join them, and Lieutenant-Colonel Lee, First regiment North Carolina volunte body situated on — the other side.
Lieutenant-Colonel Lee brought in one prisoner.
How many of e of our command was hurt.
Soon after Lieutenant-Colonel Lee left a citizen came dashing in with th
st the prisoner, charging him in many counts with many acts of treason, conspicuous amongst which was conspiring with Robert E. Lee, J. P. Benjamin, John C. Breckinridge, William Mahone, H. A. Wise, John Letcher, William Smith, Jubal A. Early, James captain, to command a brigade, and one Mahone to be a major-general; fighting a battle near Petersburg in company with R. E. Lee and others, and another at Five Forks, all of which things were done traitorously, unlawfully, maliciously and wickedlyrimes, in this lengthy document, were proved before the grand jury by the following witnesses summoned for the purpose: R. E. Lee, James A. Seddon, C. .B. Duffield, John Letcher, G. Wythe Munford, John B. Baldwin, Charles E. Wortham, and Thomas S. Hjamin Huger, Henry A. Wise, Samuel Cooper, G. W. C. Lee, W. H. F. Lee, Charles Mallory, William Mahone, O. F. Baxter, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, William E. Taylor, Fitzhugh Lee, George W. Alexander, Robert H. Booker, John DeBree, M. D. Corse,
The life and character of Robert Edward Lee.
An address delivered before A. P. Hill Camp Confederate Veterans, by ex-governor William Evelyn Cameron, at Petersburg, Va., January 19th, 1901. Such men have lived to teach this truth— And it is truth, I know- That other men may reach those heights Whereon all virtues grow.
Not unmindful of the magnitude of the task your partial judgment has assigned to me—diffident of my power to clothe your love and reverence for Robert Lee your invitation as a command, to which neither inclination nor duty could remain irresponsive; and I throw myself upon your generous indulgence as in sober speech I try to portray to you The man he was who held a nation's heart in thrall.
Robert E. Lee was born in the purple of an illustrious lineage, at a time when the recent death of the Cincinnatus of the West had flooded the name of Washington with a sunset's glory.
He was reared upon the soil and among the traditions which had nurture