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In the recent death of Generals Henry A. Wise and Braxton Bragg, two gallant soldiers and distinguished Confederates have passed away. As orator, politician, and leader of the people, General Wise had long figured in the history of the country. When the war broke out, he plead no exemption on account of his age, but buckled on his sword, and followed the fortunes of the Confederacy to Appomattox Courthouse. His death has been widely lamented, and has called forth some beautiful tributes to his memory, which we regret our space will not allow us to reproduce.

General Bragg was a soldier by profession, was regarded as one of the most accomplished officers of the old army, and has occupied a conspicuous place in the public eye since that memorable order of old “Rough and ready” at Buena Vista-“A little more of the grape, Captain Bragg.” His Confederate record is too well known to need a sketch from us. He was one of the originators and an active friend of our Society.

General Wise was also one of our life members. Two brave men have fallen at their posts of duty. Peace to their ashes!

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