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[373] that in him, nature gave assurance of a man created great and good.

Mounted in the field, and at the head of his troops, a glimpse of Lee, was an inspiration. His figure was as distinctive as that of Napoleon. Ah! soldiers! who can forget it? The black slouch hat; the cavalry boots; the dark cape; the plain gray coat without an ornament but the three stars on the collar; the calm, victorious face; the splendid, manly figure on the gray warhorse, that steps as if proudly conscious of his rider; he looked every inch the true knight—the grand, invincible champion of a great principle.

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