the Virginian, in its issue of this morning, speaking of the authorship of the poem Antony and Cleopatra, says:
Quite an animated discussion is going on among certain newspapers concerning the timis still made that General Lytle, who was killed at Chickamauga, completed the poem Antony and Cleopatra the night before he was killed.
For a number of years we had in our employ, as local reportwell satisfied that General Lytle was in truth the author of the poem in question.
Antony and Cleopatra was certainly never written by General Allen, for it is the work of a true poet, and though Alabout the lines being written on the eve of Chickamauga is fully well exploded, but Antony and Cleopatra is a noble production, and will live as long as American literature.
We have never seen anyth die. Ah!
no more amid the battle Shall my heart exulting swell; Isis and Orsiris guard thee— Cleopatra—Rome—farewell.
—W. H. Lytle.
General W. H. Lytle.
William H. Lytle was born in Cinc