he would still be entitled to honor him as among the foremost of the world's great men.
In all the elements which go to make up true greatness, in purity of character, in fearless advocacy of truth and right, in strength of purpose and lofty intellectual power, he shone pre-eminent among the intellectual giants of his day.
Recall, if only for a moment, the outline of his life.
Brilliant as a scholar at the University—a pupil in law at the feet of that distinguished jurist, Judge Henry St. George Tucker, he commenced the practice of his profession here.
Entering public life at the age of twenty-five, he passed successively through every stage of that fascinating but exciting and delusive drama—from the General Assembly of Virginia through the Federal Congress and Senate, until it seemed that the Presidency of the United States was to be the easy prize for his surfeited ambition.
The youngest speaker that ever ruled the conduct of the House of Representatives, he soon became th
Stephens, Alex. H., 375.
Steuart, R. D., 176.
Stewart, Colonel W. H., 205, 383.
Stiles, Major, Robert, 17, 349.
Stiles, Rev. Joseph C., D. D., 17.
Stonewall, The C. S. gunboat, 219.
Stonewall Jackson Camp, C. V.. 377.
Stuart, General J. E. B., 303.
Sumerton road, Engagement on the, 208.
Sussex Light Dragoons, Roster of, 97.
Taliaferro, General W. B., 39.
Tarheels' thin gray line, 170.
Torbert, General A. T. A., 273, 314.
Tucker, Sergeant G. W., 26.
Tucker, Henry St. George, 294.
Tulane University, 300.
Tyler, Jr., John, 206.
Underwriter, Capture of the, 136.
University of Virginia, Founding of, 353.
Vallandigham, C. L., 367. Worsham John H., 148.
Virginia, Bill of Rights, 62; her love for the Wright, General H. G., 324.
Union, 68: traditions of, 82.
Virginia infantry, Career of the 15th regiment, 48; casualties in, at Sharpsburg, 50; 21st and 48th, 147.
Virginia Military Institute and other buildings burnt by General Hunter, 179.