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The heroine of Confederate Point. An interesting contemporaneous account of the heroic Defence of Fort Fisher, December 24th and 25th, 1864. By the Wife of the Commandant, Colonel William Lamb. [The patriotism and fortitude which animated and sustained the young matron, whose touching letter is here given, was, as is universally admitted, a typical exemplification of the Southern woman in the late war between the States.—Ed.] In the fall of 1857, a lovely Puritan maiden, still in her teens, was married in Grace church, Providence, Rhode Island, to a Virginia youth, just passed his majority, who brought her to his home in Norfolk, a typical ancestral homestead, where beside the white folks there was quite a colony of family servants from the pickaninny just able to crawl to the old grey headed mammy who had nursed ole massa. She soon became enamoured of her surroundings and charmed with the devotion of her colored maid, whose sole duty it was to wait upon her young missis.