As a statesman, he was credited with some shrewdness—practical, self-possessed, as devoid of enthusiasm as free from prejudice. I had some acquaintance with him. I had met him privately several times before leaving France. I had introduced to him one of the delegates whom, at an early stage of the conflict, some of the Southern States had sent abroad (I believe it was the delegate from South Carolina), and had noticed on every occasion his readiness to receive information and the unbiased, practical view he took of the conflict. With him I could talk without hindrance. I could see him privately, informally. He could listen to me day after day without in any manner committing his government, ask any questions he liked, and elicit every information more freely from a mere eye-witness, bearing no credentials, than he could do from an authorized representative of the Confederate Government. Here, then, was an advantage which I intended to turn to account during a temporary absence from the field.
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Dedication of a bronze tablet in honor of Botetourt Battery
The battle of Dranesville, Va.
The career of General Jackson
Remarkable record of the Haskells of South Carolina .
The battle of New Market , Va. From the Confederate veteran, Dec. , 1907 .
Chaplain Matthew O'Keefe of Mahone 's Brigade .
General Hood 's Brigade .
The cruise of the Shenandoah .
The Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry , C. S. A. From the Lexington, Ky. Herald, April 21 , 1907 .
Roster of the companies.
Roster of Company E , Nineteenth Virginia Infantry .
Demonstration on Harpers Ferry , from the Times-dispatch, December 9 , 1906 .
From Manassas to Frazier's Farm .
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