pressing close upon the narrow little lane that let the White House family through. Then it was rumored that Mr. Davis had denied any despatch to him; but pandemonium reigned. Men rushed home, flew back to the Capitol Square, with shotguns, target rifles, and one stately old gentleman with his dueling pistols! Companies fell in, under any volunteering the command; same started on the terrible march to Rocketts, full three miles off; and each courier, or staff officer lashing by, followed at a run. None paused to recall that the dreaded ship was a single one; and that she would have to pass Drewry's Bluff, eight miles below. Still the hubbub raged, in spite of formal denial from the War Department that there was any ship above Norfolk; until woman's wit calmed the storm. Some one repeated Miss Howell's quiet speech to her, on the steps of the White House. It flew from lip to lip, was caught by popular fancy, and laughed the bugaboo out of court ‘in one round.’ The President's sister-in-law had only said: ‘How is the Pawnee coming; on wheels? These people forget that there is no water above Drewry's Bluff, and her guns do not carry half the distance.’ Shame brought revulsion that reason had not, and the panic allayed itself. I may add that no one paused to analyze either the brilliant woman's hydrography or her gunnery. That was not needed. On many a Sunday, a few months later, these same women assembled in their churches and worshipped calmly and unnoting, while the dull boom of great guns made dread discordance with the hymnal. Thence, bravely as gently, they moved almostas one, to Rocketts, Chimborazo Heights, or other hospital, to receive the incoming loved ones—of their own kith, or with unknown faces, alike—and then— ‘To do for those dear ones that woman alone in her pity can do.’ During the entire war—and through the entire South——it was the hospital that illustrated the highest and best traits of the tried and stricken people. Doubtless, there was good work done by the women of the North, and much of it. Happily, for the sanity of the nation, American womanhood springs from one common stock. It is ever true to its own, as a whole—and, for aught I shall deny—individually. But behind that Chinese wall of wood and steel blockade,
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Remarks of Captain John Lamb on March 24 , 1899 , at Richmond, Virginia , in the Hall of R. E. Lee Camp, no. 1 , C. V. In accepting, on behalf of the Camp , the portrait of General Thomas T. Munford , C. S. Cavalry .
The causes of the war [from the Sunday News , Charleston, S. C. , November 28 , 1897 .]
An able paper read by Julian L. Wells before Camp Moultrie , sons of Confederate Veterans,
Joseph Wheeler .
Parole list of Engineer troops, Army of Northern Virginia , surrendered at Appomattox C. H. , April 9th , 1865 .
Mr. John Witherspoon Dubose Reviews the failure of Confederate diplomacy.
A midnight charge [from the times-dispatch, May 16 , 1904 .]
The battle of Shiloh [from the New Orleans, la, Picayune , Sept. , 25 , 1904 .]
Presentation of the portrait of Lieut.-General Wade Hampton , C. S. Cavalry , [from the times-dispatch, September 16 , 1904 .]
Southern women in the Civil war. [from the New Orleans, la. , Picayune , June 12 , 1904 .]
Address of General Stephen D. Lee , [from the Richmond, Va. , News-leader, June 14 , 1934 .]
The battle of Gettysburg , [from the times-dispatch, April 10 , 1904 .]
Captain John Holmes Smith 's account.
Confederate States ' flags.
The Sixth Corps remote from the. Early morning attack.
Lomaxs Cavalry Division about; and Custer 's and Merritt 's divisions present advance.
The Fredericksburg artillery , Captain Edward S. Marye , [from the times-dispatch, January 8 , 1905 .]
The ironclad ram Virginia - Confederate States Navy, [from the Richmond, Va. , News-leader, April 1 , 1904 .]
Memorial day address by Major Graham Daves , at Raleigh, N. C. , May 10 , 1901 .
Sherman 's expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian , Feb. 3 , to March 6 , 1864 [from the New Orleans, la. , Picayune , July 27 , 1904 .]
The Shenandoah .
Captain James I. Waddell .
Prevarication of General Miles .
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