A reminiscence of an official interview with General R. E. Lee.
In a lot of old war newspapers sent the other day to the office of the Society, I found an order which recalled one of the most pleasant interviews I ever had with our grand old chief--General Lee
--and which I have long searched for in vain, as I desired to preserve it.
At one of the meetings of our Chaplains' Association, held at Orange Courthouse, Rev. B. T. Lacy
and myself were appointed a committee to interview General Lee
in reference to the custom of some officers of using the Sabbath for drills and parades, and of choosing such hours for these exercises as to interfere very seriously with the religious services of the day.
The old hero received us very kindly, entered fully into the spirit of our mission, and as the result of the interview issued the following order: