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General Longstreet made a visit to one of his old staff officers, in Aberdeen, Mississippi, and upon the very night of his arrival, the house in which he slept was set on fire. When an alarm was given, it was found that the chain of the well had been broken and all the buckets carried off so that it was with extreme difficulty that the house was saved from total destruction. General Longstreet was, happily, not endangered, and, to make some amends, the citizens gave a public dinner in his honor a few days after.
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