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General Lee at the Battle of Spotsylvania, and General Jackson in One of His Valley Fights, with his staff around him, are the subjects of two fine paintings, which are to be raffled, on Christmas night, at the Ladies' Fair at the Union Hill Methodist Church. The former is by Captain Cox, of General Lee's staff; and both are represented to be very fine. It is related that Rhodes's division, being cut off from the remainder of his corps on the 11th of May, 1864, General Lee appeared before Gordon's men, and taking their banner in his hand, said to them: ‘"Men, that point must be carried. Rhodes is cut off, and we must get him out! I'll lead you myself!"’ One of the men stepped out from the ranks and implored the General to stay back, representing to him that his life was too dear to his soldiers and his countrymen to be thrown away. The old Chieftain was led off by one of his staff officers, with tears in his eyes. The charge was led by Gordon. The history of it and its results is familiar to every one, and affords one of the most brilliant records of the war. This is the scene represented in the painting above alluded to. The two pictures are to be raffled at the fair, the proceeds of which are to be used for repairing the Union Hill Methodist Church. The chances are five dollars each. Parties wishing to take chances can do so by applying at this office. These pictures are valued at one hundred and fifty dollars each. This fair is now being held in the church before mentioned; and with its elegant assortment of fancy articles, on beautifully arranged tables, is well worth a visit. The visitor is greeted on all sides by the bewitching smiles of fair ones, who are ready to attend to any of his wants. If one wants a good supper, the choicest delicacies of the season are there, served by fair hands, to tempt hungry mortals. Let all those who wish to purchase presents for the season, and at the same time apply their money to a good purpose, give the ladies a call.
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