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“  mort?” but when the “younger and abler man,” whoever he might be, assumed command, the mummies of the Pyramids or the skeleton bones beneath the ruins of Pompeii could not be more silent than the refusal of these heroes to sing to Lee's successor, “Vive Le Roi.” Aye, as certain as that the day will roll around, when “the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed,” so sure would the Angel of Peace have donned ler white and shining robes in that hour that General Lee bid farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia and mounted “Traveller” to ride away from his people. The termination of the war would indeed have simplified the duties of “the younger and abler man!”
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