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‘ [429] not his to make a record; it was not his to shift blame to other shoulders; but it was his, with an eye fixed upon the welfare of his country, never faltering, to follow the line of duty to the end. His was the heart that braved every difficulty; his was the mind that wrought victory out of defeat. He has been charged with “want of dash.” I wish to say that I never knew Lee to falter to attempt anything ever man could dare.’ * * * * * *

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