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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General David Bullock Harris, C. S. A. (search)
Juliana (wife of Judge A. R. Leake, of Goochland county, Virginia), Eliza and Eva Virginia. Distinguished officers of the late Confederate army have borne the warmest testimony to the merit of General Harris. General Beauregard wrote: He was the only officer in his command who never made a mistake; that he always exceeded his most sanguine expectations; that his rank never equalled his true position, and that Charleston and Petersburg should each erect a monument to his memory. General J. F. Gilmer wrote: His works and courage had never been surpassed, and the country had never known the extent of his services, nor had his qualities of head and heart been appreciated by those whom he had served so faithfully. General Thomas Jordan wrote: He was not only a hero but a soldier of the highest mental attainments, and the Confederacy held no man better fitted to command an army. General Fitzhugh Lee wrote: His reputation was second to none in his native State; and many others bore