o, true as steel to his convictions, upheld on every field the honor of Virginia, and added yet another leaf to the chaplet of glory which shall forever encircle her queenly head.
He comes to take his place in this Hall of Fame with the heroes of our heroic age, who leaped to arms forty-eight years ago, at the call of Virginia, and followed even unto death that starry cross which was to them the very symbol of duty and of self-sacrifice.
He comes to take his rightful place with Ashby and Pelham and Jackson, with Stuart and Pegram and A. P. Hill.
They welcome him, this noble band, they hail him as a kindred spirit, as a comrade true.
Our peerless Lee, we may well believe, looks with approval on this scene.
Long may that portrait hang upon these walls.
May ot show to all the world what men they were who followed once the banner of Lee. And if ever again the youth of Virginia are called to contend on the field of battle for her honor and her rights, may one glance at that noble