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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
Editorial Paragraphs. The Lee Mausoleum at Lexington, Virginia, has been put under contract, and the corner-stone was laid on the 28th of November. Professor J. J. White presided, Rev. Dr. W. N. Pendleton (the life-long friend of Lee and his Chief of Artillery during the war) offered the prayer, United States Senator R. E. Withers made an admirable address, and Hon. J. R. Tucker introduced General Joseph E. Johnston as the life-long companion of Lee, his fellow-cadet at West Point, his sharer in the struggles, glories and disappointments of the unfortunate South, and the greatest surviving General of the war. In few, but very fitting, words General Johnston acknowledged the compliment paid him, spoke with pride of the fact that he was the companion and friend of our beloved Lee from youth till God took him away, and expressed his gratitude to the committee of the Memorial Association for giving him the privilege of being present to witness and participate in this token of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Hampton roads--Confederate official reports. (search)
med vessels: steamer Virginia, flag-ship, ten guns; steamer Patrick Henry, twelve guns, Commander John R. Tucker; steamer Jamestown, Lieutenant-Commanding J. N. Barney, two guns, and gunboats Teazer, tained by the rest of the squadron. Just after the Cumberland sunk, that gallant officer Commander John R. Tucker was seen standing down James river under full steam, accompanied by the Jamestown amy approbation of the bearing of those serving in the other vessels of the squadron. Commander John R. Tucker, of the Patrick Henry, and Lieutenants-Commanding J. N. Barney, of the Jamestown, and We officers on the 8th, I am fully satisfied that that order would have been carried out. Commander Tucker speaks highly of all under him, and desires particularly to notice that Lieutenant-Colonel men as volunteers for the occasion--one of whom, George E. Webb, of the Greenville guards, Commander Tucker regets to say, was killed. Lieutenant-Commanding Barney reports every officer and man on
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.61 (search)
n. It is promised, and we hope will soon be furnished. Then we will act. We have been disappointed and delayed by causes which I cannot now explain. I fondly trust that our efforts will not be defeated or hindered by unwise and intemperate declarations of public opinion, by newspaper editors or others who are regarded as its exponents We have a difficult role to play, and must be judged with charity until heard on our own defence. I am much indebted to Mr. Holcombe, Mr. Sanders and Mr. Tucker for the earnest and active aid they have given me in promoting the objects of Mr. Thompson's and my mission. Mr. Thompson is at Toronto, and Mr. Holcombe is at the Falls. If here, or if I could delay the transmission of this communication, I should submit it to them for some expression of their opinions. As I expect this to reach the Confederate States by a safe hand I do not take the time and labor necessary to put it in cipher — if, indeed, there is anything worth concealing from