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rney-at-law (Artillery of the Confederacy). Col. T. M. R. Talcott; later Civil Engineer (Reminiscences of the Confederate Engineer service). S. A. Cunningham; later editor Confederate veteran (United Confederate Veterans). Deering J. Roberts, surgeon; later editor Southern Practitioner (Confederate medical service). commander, extending through many years, and the graphic and sure touch conveyable only by such personal intimacy. Nor was it to be expected or desired that Professor William P. Trent, a writer and scholar Southern born, should fail to emphasize the lofty personal traits of his hero, Lee; or that Mr. Allen C. Redwood, whose rare privilege it was to fight with Stonewall, should not portray his honest and frank admiration for the most surprising military genius developed by the Civil War. Particularly gratifying to the humanist is the sketch of Sherman, written from the standpoint of the most sympathetic discrimination by a Southern historical student—Professo
Chapter 2: Robert E. Lee William P. Trent Professor of English Literature in Columbia University Residence of Robert E. Lee, on Franklin street, Richmond, occupied by his family during the war— three of the portraits of General Lee that follow were taken in the basement of this house—it later became the home of the Virginia historical society General Lee has been the only great man with whom I have been thrown who has not dwindled upon a near approach. This is the significant remark of one of his personal friends, Major A. R. H. Ranson of the Confederate artillery. The present writer, who never had the privilege of seeing General Lee, finds himself, in a sense, completely in accord with the veteran staff-officer, since he, too, can say that of all the great figures in history and literature whom he has had occasion to study through books, no one has stood out freer from human imperfections, of whatever sort, than the man and soldier upon whom were centered the affec