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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Long's memoir of General R. E. Lee. (search)
at Arlington to his son, G. W. Custis Lee, at West Point, but which General Lee said, at the time, he never wrote, General Custis Lee said he never received, Mrs. Lee pronounced spurious, and we have had occasion several times to prove to be a forgeMrs. Lee pronounced spurious, and we have had occasion several times to prove to be a forgery, from internal evidence as well as from the testimony of the family. 7. We are sorry to see also that, on page 338, the author copies an error, into which Jones, in his Reminiscences of Lee, was led, in attributing the incident of Gordon's men Lee, was led, in attributing the incident of Gordon's men refusing to go forward unless General Lee would go to the rear to the tenth of May, 1864, instead of to the twelfth, the real day, as General Early, Colonel Venable, General Gordon, and others showed, and we have several times published in our papeGeneral Lee would go to the rear to the tenth of May, 1864, instead of to the twelfth, the real day, as General Early, Colonel Venable, General Gordon, and others showed, and we have several times published in our papers. But let us say again that despite these blemishes the book is a valuable contribution to our Confederate war literature, and we cordially commend it as worthy of a place in every library. May our gallant friend, General Long, live to write o