Splendid war record.
He resumed his work at Emory
and Henry on his return to America
, and continued it until the outbreak of the war between the States, when he volunteered for service as a private on the Confederate
side, April 17, 1861.
He was successively first leutenant, captain, lieutenant-colonel of infantry, and colonel of the Twenty-first Virginia Cavalry.
He was wounded three times.
In 1866 he was elected Professor
of Latin in the University of Virginia and entered upon his duties in 1867.
His service has been continuous.
His admirers and friends propose to signalize the date of his retirement by some tribute of respect to be bestowed on the 18th of next June, during the commencement exercises.
form this tribute will take and the details in connection with it, are facts as yet not fully determined.