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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Glowing tribute to General R. E. Lee. (search)
t was a few minutes before he learned of the great disaster that had befallen Custis Lee's Division and General Ewell's troops. We (that is to say, General Robertstonewall Brigade, against the surging host of Yankees on the opposite bank. General Lee came up to our line, entirely alone, and dismounted near a cabin, holding Tre rode away to the High Bridge, only to learn that his son had been captured, Custis Lee's Division annihilated and Ewell's troops eliminated from further action. years have passed since his death, October 12th, 1870, but the men who were with Lee have not forgotten. You who were with him cannot forget. Shall I praise you fo, but how different seem the wars of this generation from our war. The men of Lee, though few and feeble, and fading, like the last leaf, into the grave, can smilth relentless hand and unerring blade shall have cut down the last of the Men of Lee the revolving years shall continue to bring round this auspicious birthday. God