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ely interwoven—for Virginia was always Virginia, and the Lees were, first, over and above all, Virginians.
It was the Duke of Wellington who, on a certain memorable occasion, indignantly remarked, iniels, it built and shaped his golden character.
And give him the credit.
Three names of Virginians are impressed on the military records of our Civil War, indelibly impressed—Winfield Scott, Gese terrible ways of 1861.
Like Scott and Lee, Thomas was a Virginian; but, again, there are Virginians and Virginians.
Thomas was not a Lee. When, in 1855, the second United States cavalry was orgVirginians.
Thomas was not a Lee. When, in 1855, the second United States cavalry was organized, Jefferson Davis being Secretary of War, Captain Thomas, as he then was and in his thirty-ninth year, was appointed its junior major.
Between that time and April, 1861, fifty-one officers are permanent allegiance was due to Virginia; that her secession, though revolutionary, bourd all Virginians and ended their connection with and duties to the national government.
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