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 courage in directing a detachment which checked the opposing army at Fredericksburg, impelled General Lee to exclaim: ‘Is it not glorious to see such courage in one so young!’ Mr. Cox added: In general orders that of Major John Pelham was the only name mentioned below that of a major-general, and that which was worth more than any rank in any army—more valuable than any title of nobility or badge of any order, General Lee bestowed on him the name by which he was afterwards known, ‘the gallant Pelham.’
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