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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fitzhugh Lee. From the Times-dispatch, January 5, 1908. (search)
to go in the missionary box. While a cadet at West Point, unlike his distinguished uncle who never received a demerit, Fitz managed to get the maximum allowance just short of dismissal. His name was not very near the head of the list of graduates, but he was the most popular cadet at the Academy, and took first honors in horsemanship, which secured him a commission in the famous 2nd Cavalry, of which Albert Sidney Johnston was colonel, Robert E. Lee, lieutenant-colonel, and Hardee and George H. Thomas, majors—nearly every one of the officers of that regiment became distinguished soldiers in the Confederate or Union Army. He was quick and bright as a dollar, and while never what may be strictly termed a student, he absorbed information intuitively, and could read men and things like a book. He became a captivating public speaker and lecturer, and his Life and Campaigns of General Lee is exceedingly interesting and valuable, not only to the student of military affairs, but to the g