d triumphed by sheer moral power over force and fortune, Lee on those two fateful days gave that supreme proof of a greatness of soul as much above depression under reverses as elation in success.
In such moments the army feel the lofty genius of their leader.
They acknowledge his royal right to command.
They recognize their proud privilege to follow and obey.
To such leaders only is it given to form heroic soldiers.
Such were the ragged, half-starved men in gray who stood with Lee at Sharpsburg.
It is a vision of some such moment, perhaps, that our sculptor, Mercie, has caught with the eye of genius, and fixed in imperishable bronze.
The General has ridden up, it seems to me, in some pause of battle, to the swelling crest of the front line, and, while the eyes of his soldiers are fastened on him in keen expectancy, but unwavering trust, the great leader—silent and alone with his dread responsibility—is scanning, with calm and penetrating glance, the shifting phases and chanc
t, Colonel, Alfred, Death of, 61.
Richmond College, Students of, 286.
Richmond, Evacuation of, 331; importance of, in the War, 238.
Savannah, Ga., The Siege and Evacuation of, December, 1864, by Colonel C. C. Jones, Jr., Ll.D., 60
Schofield, General J. M., 348.
Scotch-Irish, The, 5.
Scott's, General W., Estimate of Lee, 319.
Secession, Massachusetts the Mother of, 91; Right of 145; Opposition of the South to, 223; Of the South, 219
Seven Pines, The Battle of, 322.
Sharpsburg, The Battle of, 325.
Skinker, Major Charles R, 285.
Slavery, The Effect of, 7; Unity of the Southern Colonies Against, 135; in Massachusetts, 136; Sentiments of Lincoln Regarding, 137; Decay of, in the North and Growth of, in the South 138; Discussed, 217; Questions Connected with, 226.
Smith, General G. W., 74.
Smith, Colonel, L. Jacquelin, 68.
Smith, Hon. W. E., Death of, 62.
Smith, Hon. W. N. H., Death of, 62.
Sons of Veterans, The, 254, 279.
South Carolina Troops at