w weeks later Colonel Lee was ordered, and came to Washington, reaching there three days before the inauguration of President Lincoln.
At that time South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana, had already seceded from the U of April, under bombardment, the Federal Commander, Major Anderson, with its garrison, surrendered.
On April 15th President Lincoln issued his proclamation for 75,000 men to make war against the seceded States, which he styled: Combinations too pons against the breasts of her Southern brethren, or make her own breast their shield.
On April 17th Virginia answered Mr. Lincoln's proclamation with the Ordinance of Secession, and, like Pallas-Athene, the front fighter stepped with intrepid brow General Phil. Kearney fell at Ox Hill, he sent his sword and horse through the lines to his mourning widow—and that when Lincoln was struck down by an assassin's hand, he denounced the deed as a crime previously unknown to the country, and one that