suring six feet and two inches, erect and well-proportioned.
He had passed through a variety of scenes in life—scenes of romance and adventure—and had known much of pleasure and much of sorrow.
He was at times bitterly sarcastic, and hence it was sometimes said that he wanted heart and generosity and kindness of feeling.
But his was that sarcastic levity of tongue, the stinging of a heart the world hath stung.
And while it cannot be denied that he had somewhat of the soeva indignatio of Swift, yet those who knew him best aver that he was kind and gentle and generous to a fault.
During the course of his public career he fought four duels, one of them with James Watson Webb, then editor of the New York Courier and Enquirer.
He deeply regretted the necessity that forced him into duelling, but it was the universal custom of the country, and Mr. Marshall could never brook an aspersion on his courage.
He was attended all his life after reaching manhood by an evil spirit, and it
Until then I had never permitted myself to doubt the ultimate success of the Confederacy; and, as to the Army of Northern Virginia, I believed that, under Marse Robert, it was simply invincible.
I apprehend this feeling was shared by most of the Confederate soldiers; hence their endurance, courage and devotion under the sorest trials and in the darkest hours of the cause.
With Lee's surrender, all hope fled, and thereafter obedience and discharge of duty were purely mechanical.
Swift upon the heels of the news of this terrible disaster, and on the evening of the same day, came the rumor that Sherman was in possession of Raleigh, and that Johnston was retiring before him towards Greensboro.
Madam Rumor was not a lying jade that time.
About nightfall, weary and hungry, depressed with the gloomy outlook, and after a hard day's work, we halted and went into camp near Warrenton Junction. General Baker had not yet come up, and Captain Webb was in much doubt as to what course