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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
mon cause, and how nobly they performed their part it is useless to say, for is not the history of the time filled with accounts of their patriotism and achievements? At the council board, on the platform, and in the field, they stood pre-eminent. The enunciation of principle, the declaration of rights, sprung from the fertile brain of a Southerner, and to-day the readers of American history recognize in Jefferson the foremost thinker of his age. Well has a New Englander, in speaking of Washington and the Southern soldiers of 1776, recently said: We must go back to Athens to find another instance of a society, so small in numbers, and yet capable of such an outburst of ability and force. Without the men of the South, the Revolution of 1776 would have gone down into history as the rebellion of that period. How wonderful it is, that in the comparative seclusion and solitude of an agricultural country, the men should have been reared whose writings on Constitutional government embo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The race problem in the South—Was the Fifteenth Amendment a mistake? (search)
ich was once dedicated to slavery became, as the result of the war, dedicated to freedom. Fifteen great States lie within this territory. It comprises the most genial and salubrious climate over which our flag floats. It is peopled by a brave and cultured people of the Caucasian race, who trace their lineage back to the early settlement of this continent by Europeans who sought in the New World the freedom that was denied them in the Old. The ancestors of this people served under George Washington to secure the independence of this country. They served through the war of 1812, the Indian wars, the war with Mexico. The immigrant who came to our shores by way of Castle Garden or the Golden Gate avoided this slave-ridden section, because he refused to compete with slave labor. The consequence has been that the white people who inhabit the former slave territory are almost exclusively the descendants of the fathers of the republic. While the blood of our comrades has brought fre
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Life, services and character of Jefferson Davis. (search)
of armies many times greater than those of which Washington was the general. He swayed Senates and led theValley Forge and saw beyond it Yorktown. Had not Washington thought of the mountains of West Augusta when driwell had once engaged passage for America, and George Washington was about to become a midshipman in the Britisat names in American history. And suppose Admiral George Washington, under the colors of King George III., haddanger in this respect than it was in the days of Washington. This was his utterance December 22, 1860, afnd to the subversion of the fundamental law which Washington, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, and their comsburg; so Francis Rawle, the eminent lawyer whom Washington had asked to be Attorney-General, writing on the in this case than in the revoluion of 1776, when Washington was at the head. So far did they go wrong then tnfederacy—here let him be buried, and the land of Washington and Lee and Stonewall Jackson will hold in sacred
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Monument to General Robert E. Lee. (search)
informing him that it was the desire of the association to have the statue of Lee as large as the equestrian statue of Washington, to forward to him the drawing and the measurements of the same made by Engineer Burgwyn, and to ascertain the additiongo, when Virginia, in this beautiful capital of our Old Dominion, dedicated yonder noble and impressive monument to George Washington, she sent her bravest singer, James Barron Hope, then in first flush of his youthful genius, to swell the chorus ofns true, Both ‘rebels,’ both sublime. Our past is full of glory, It is a shut — in sea, The Pillars overlooking it Are Washington and Lee:— And a future spreads before us Not unworthy of the free. And here and now, my Countrymen, Upon this sacred swhich were written at Runnymede, whose leaves are stained with the blood of countless martyrs, and to which the hand of Washington set the blood-red seal at Yorktown. To them the cause was one for which it was an honor to fight and a glory to die
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
. M. Crump, Captain C. P. Bigger, W. M. Hill, John A. Tyler, Major J. H. Capers, Colonel John Murphy, Judge E. C. Minor, Major A. W. Garber, Thomas Potts, J. Preston Cocke, Dr. R. G. Crouch, Thomas W. Byrne, W. S. Hutzler, John McGowan, Charles Battige, Charles P. Ferris, K. Palmer, George E. Richardson, Charles Warren, William Ellis Jones, T. J. Smither, Master Bennie Tyler Smither, and Annie Smither. Mr. H. Theodore Ellyson, who was with the veterans, helped to pull up the statues of Washington, Clay, and Jackson. Henry K. Ellyson, Jr., Miss Bettie Ellyson, and Masters Douglas and Gordon Ellyson, the latter but five years old, had hold of the rope. Sons of Veterans. The ropes attached to the second wagon in the line were manned nominally by the Sons of Veterans, with First-Lieutenant W. Deane Courtney in Command. There were also a number of Richmond College students in this division, and young men generally. About five hundred small boys gave their services and completed
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Testimonials from visiting soldiers. (search)
rginia through lines of brave-hearted but tearful mothers, sisters, wives and children, whom many of us ne'er would see again. In Virginia we met a welcome, such as could be given only by a people whose men were knightly soldiers, and whose women were as heroic as they were lovely. Shoulder to shoulder with such soldiers, in the midst of such a people, and catching the inspiration of the majestic mountains, lovely valleys, beautiful rivers, sparkling brooks and crystal springs which Washington, Jackson and Lee loved so well, is it strange that we were incited to high resolves, and that honor perched upon our banners wherever our guns were heard? Soon the fortunes of war cut us off from our Louisiana homes, and the heart of Old Virginia grew all the warmer toward us. Every home was open to us, and Virginia mothers became mothers to us; and when want and famine came, the homeless men of the far South were still remembered with even greater tenderness by a people who forgot thei
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Robert Edward Lee. (search)
ck from city and plain and mountain top the deep and reverent voice of this vast multitude, will this day confirm our solemn declaration that the monument of George Washington has found its only fitting complement and companion in a monument to Robert Lee. I ventured to say that, if we take account of human nature in all its comts of a class selected to rule because fittest to rule. His father had won a brilliant fame as a cavalry leader, and the signal honor of the warm friendship of Washington. The death of Light-Horse Harry Lee when Robert Lee was only eleven years old made the boy the protector of his mother—a school of virtue not unfitted to develington his model of public duty, and, in every important conjuncture of his life, unconsciously, no doubt, but effectively asked himself the question: How would Washington have acted in this case? The greater elements of Lee's character must appear in the story of his later life. Let me try now to give some conception of his n
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), At Lee's tomb. (search)
strange couples, with resemblances in some cases as marked, and yet as unexpected as are contrasts in others. Washington and Lee, though born in different centuries, were children of the same mother—Old Virginia—and had her best blood in their veins. Descended from the stock of the English cavaliers, both were born gentlemen and never could be anything else. Both were trained in the school of war, and as leaders of armies it would not be a violent assumption to rank Lee as the equal of Washington. But it is not in the two soldies, but in the two men, that the future historians will find points of resemblance. Washington was not a brilliant man; not a man of genius, such as now and then appears to dazzle mankind; but he had what was far better than genius—a combination of all the qualities that win human trust, in which intelligence is so balanced by judgment and exalted by character as to constitute a natural superiority, indieating one who is born to command, and to whom all <
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lee as an educator. (search)
ked me to make a speech in the Senate setting forth the wants and claims of his college; he said its furniture, books, inclosures, &c., had been damaged by the Federal soldiers under General Hunter, and money was needed to make necessary repairs. Subsequently to this he wrote me a letter, which so well presented the claims of Washington College, that I read the whole of it while advocating them before the body of which I was a member. The origin of the claim of the college was this. General Washington, in consideration of his public services was presented with a number of shares of the valuable stock of the Old James River Company. He declined to receive them except upon the condition that they should be applied to education purposes. Accordingly he transferred 100 shares of this to Liberty Academy in Lexington, Va., from which grew Washington College. The law, by which Washington College was greatly relieved, became such February 27, 1866, and was entitled An act for the relief
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
nd county, Va., on January 19, 1807. He was the youngest son of General Henry Lee, who was familiarly known as Light Horse Harry in the traditions of the war of the Revolution, and who possessed the marked confidence and personal regard of General Washington. R. E. Lee entered the United States Military Academy in the summer of 1825, after which my acquaintance with him commenced. He was, as I remember him, larger and looked more mature than the average pleb, but less so than Mason, who wasys battles, ending in uncovering the capital and driving the enemy to the cover of his gunboats in the James river. There was never a greater mistake than that which was attributed to General Lee what General Charles Lee, in his reply to General Washington, called the rascally virtue. I have had occasion to remonstrate with General Lee for exposing himself, as I thought, unnecessarily in reconnoissance, but he justified himself by saying he could not understand things so well unless he saw t