it, but am merely stating patent facts, in order to account for the manner in which it retarded the development of medicine.
While this was true, yet this state of society produced splendid men and women, probably the grandest on this continent.
Culture, grace, elegance, self-reliance, were its legitimate offshoots.
Orators, poets, statesmen, soldiers, scientists, lawyers, ministers and physicians, the first and greatest in the whole land, came out of it. What orator have we like Henry or Yancey, what poet like Poe, what scientist like Matthew F. Maury, what statesman like Jefferson, what jurist like Benjamin, what divine like Hoge, what soldier like Stonewall Jackson, what surgeon like Sims?
And the women—how can I describe them!
They were as cultured as they were refined; they were as beautiful as they were queenly, the loveliest of sweethearts, the noblest of matrons.
Let us look for a moment and see from whence these people of the South came, and what they have done.
Major David N. Walker, P. P. Winston, Lieutenant W. H. Weisiger, Lieutenant Peyton Wise, J. W. White, E. Waddy, H. M. Walthall, W. Minor Woodward, Levi Wassermann, Philip Whitlock, James R. Werth, Dr. Isaiah White, Major Thomas Whitehead, Isaac Wood, Captain John H. Ware, Captain Charles U. Williams, General D. A. Weisiger, David Wilson, A. S. Watkins, C. E. Wingo, R. G. Wilson, Montgomery West, P. A. Wellford, Lieutenant R. C. Wortham, Bolivar Ward, E. J. Weymouth.
Thomas A. Young, John P. Yancey.
Members of R. E. Lee Camp on detached service at Hampton, Va.:
R. M. Booker, George Booker, John Booker, G. W. Caine, W. T. Dougherty, W. T. Gatewood, B. K. Curtis, R. S. Hudgins, C. T. Holtzclaw, John S. Howard, W. F. Ford, William Gennett, J. S. Jones, D. W. Mahone. H. F. Phillips, R. H. Richardson, J. C. Richardson, E. A. Semple, Charles Selden, L. H. Sclater, W. W. Roche, G. M. Peck, E. K. Peek, H. C. Whiting, T. B. Wood, W. T. Westwood, George Wray, A. D. Wallace, G. W. Watts