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even amid the animosities of war there were instances of warm friendship existing between soldiers of the opposing armies.
That playful correspondence between Jeb Stuart and his old West Point chum at Lewinsville, in 1861, the capture of his old classmate by Fitz. Lee in 1862, and the jolly time they had together as they sang Benny Havens O!
and revived memories of Auld Lang Syne—the meeting between Major Bob Wheat and Colonel Percy Wyndham, when the latter was captured by Ashby near Harrisonburg, Va., in 1862, and many similar incidents, might be given to show that there were friendships which could not be broken by the fact that honest men took opposite sides in the war.
But one of the most conspicuous illustrations is the warm friendship which existed to the last between two prominent actors in the great drama—General Winfield Scott and General R. E. Lee.
This friendship begun in the Mexican war, was cemented up to the time that Lee resigned his commission and accepted the co