Christian, noble soldier and gentleman could not be found.
We extract the following just tributes from the Lynchburg Virginian and Alexandria Gazette:
Capt. Robert S. Lee.
"We rejoice (says the Lynchburg Virginian) that this distinguished officer and worthy son of Virginia has withdrawn from Lincoln, army and thrown himseia expects every son of hers, no matter where he has been in the past, to do his duty now in this her hour of trial.
If they be true Virginians, they will act like Lee, and Maury, and Forrest have done."
The Alexandria Gazette, of Saturday last, and before the fact of Col. Lee's resignation had transpired, thus referred to hiCol. Lee's resignation had transpired, thus referred to him:
It is probable that the secession of Virginia will cause an immediate resignation of many officers of the Army and Navy from this State.
We do not know, and have no right to speak for or anticipate the course of Colonel Robt. E. Lee.
Whatever he may do, will be conscientious and honorable.
But if he should resign his pr