ll be perpetuated in story, in poetry and in song.
Thus, and thus only, can we keep Virginia and her people on the elevated plane upon which they have stood for centuries, and thus can we make her, in the future, the land of poetry and romance.
It is Wallace and Tell who are the heroes of the poet and the novelist, not the commanders of the great forces with which they contended.
In the far future many a novel, many a poem, and many a song will tell of Lee, of Jackson, of Stuart and of Mosby—ideal heroes of romance—long after the names of the leaders who fought them will be mere facts in the prosaic history of the power of the greater to overcome the less.
It is not our duty to weep over the past or to bemoan the fate which resulted in the final overthrow of the Confederacy; nor should we do anything to keep alive the bitterness of that strife.
On the contrary, it is our duty to bow to the logic of what has happened and to believe in the wisdom of the all-wise Director of th
r., Hunter, 101; at Winchester in 1862, 226.
McKinley, Major, Wm.. 110, 305.
McRae, J. R., 359.
Malvern Hill Battle of, 1, 50.
Manassas First, skedaddle at, 269.
Martin, Tom, execution of, by General Hooker, 129; Rev. S. Taylor, 101.
Matthews, H. H., 341.
Maximilian and Mexico 118.
Meredith, General S. A.. 94.
Miles, General N. A., 100.
Mill, John Stuart, 118.
Minor, Berkeley 332; Dr. C. L. C., 129.
Montague, Governor A. J., 360.
Moorman, Major M. N., 110, 306, 372.
Mosby's Command, 90.
Mott, Dr., Valentine, 81.
Mulford, General J. E., 84.
Natchez Miss., War times in, 135.
Negro, The, Problem, 337.
Newbern, Federal fleet at, 205.
Nicholls, General F. T., 284.
Nightingale, Florence, 228.
North, Inconsistency of the, 82.
Hon. C. T., 260.
Ould, Hon., Robert, 84.
Palmer, colonel, Wm. H., 112.
Parker. Theodore, 25.
Parsons, Capture of the Philo, 261.
Passy, Frederick 227.
Patteson, Captain, Camm, 154.
Payne, General, W