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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
of birds. The booming of cannon and the ringing of church bells told of the rejoicing of twenty-five millions of people over a restored Union. There was gladness everywhere but in the eleven States scorched and withered by the hot blasts of war. Lee had surrendered, and sorrow had filled the hearts of those stern warriors who had battled for four years with the world in arms. But the grief of surrender had turned into sullen despair, when they came back in this joyous springtime to their the Crown of Great Britian, and set up a government of its own. On the 12th of April, 1776, the Provincial Congress of North Carolina took the lead of all the States in passing resolutions of independence. On the 7th of June of that year, Richard Henry Lee, of Virginia, moved: These united Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. It was upon this motion in the Continental Congress that the separation from Great Britain took place. It was a Virginian who wrote the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
, 67, 83, 107, 112, 129, 203, 261, 274, 385, 358, 395; Letter of, 228. Lee, Richard Henry, 429. Lee, Gen. Stephen D., 88, 166, 274, 373. Lee Camp Soldiers' HomLee, Gen. Stephen D., 88, 166, 274, 373. Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, 194. Lee's Memoirs, cited, 9. Legare, 104. Legare, E. T., 395. Lesemann, F. W., 395 Lesesne, Lt., Charles, 174. Lesesne, Lt. F. J., 137, 143, 155, 165Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, 194. Lee's Memoirs, cited, 9. Legare, 104. Legare, E. T., 395. Lesemann, F. W., 395 Lesesne, Lt., Charles, 174. Lesesne, Lt. F. J., 137, 143, 155, 165,68; killed, 191, 193. Letcher, Gov., John, 84. Lewis, Col., 114. Lewis, Hon. D. P., 275. Lexington, Va., in 1861, 37. Libby, Jr., Dr. Robert, 151. Libby HLee's Memoirs, cited, 9. Legare, 104. Legare, E. T., 395. Lesemann, F. W., 395 Lesesne, Lt., Charles, 174. Lesesne, Lt. F. J., 137, 143, 155, 165,68; killed, 191, 193. Letcher, Gov., John, 84. Lewis, Col., 114. Lewis, Hon. D. P., 275. Lexington, Va., in 1861, 37. Libby, Jr., Dr. Robert, 151. Libby Hill, monument, Richmond, 296. Lincoln, A., 320; on secession, 322, 433 Lindsay, Lt. A. J., 92. Lindsay, Lt. H. C., 92. Little Run Guards, 15. Live's Batteergrass, Lt. J. M., 177, 192. Pendleton, Gen. W. N., 108, 204; letter to from Gen. Lee, 228. Pensions to Union soldiers, 443. Perkins, Fort, 132. Perrin. Capt Gen Thos., 5, 8, 9, 10, ,2. Sunderland Station, Battle of. 21. Surrender of Lee, 67. Swann, Capt., John, 48, 51, 54. Swift Creek. Skirmish at, 223. Swyfo