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The death of John H. Morgan took everybody by surprise. He had so often come out unhurt from the extremity of danger that nobody ever thought of him in connexion with death and wounds. We can scarcely even now realize the fact that he is no more.

The achievements of Morgan read like a romance. Scarcely any partisan officer of any age or country, with such limited means, ever did so much. The deeds of Marion and Sumpter pale before his, and no other of that day is worthy to be named with him. In future times, when this war shall have long been over, his exploits will become the theme of many a story, the burthen of many a song. History and romance will unite their strength to make his name as imperishable as the cause in which he fought. No man was ever more universally regretted.

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