Confederate Generals are all passing away.Rev. Dr. J. William Jones writes The Times-Dispatch this interesting letter in connection with the death of General Gordon:
1. In publishing my sketch of General Gordon, your printers make me quote from General R. E. Lee, instead of General R. E. Rodes, as saying in his official report: ‘Colonel Gordon handled his regiment in a manner that I have never seen nor heard equalled during the war.’  Gordon's regiment was in the brigade of the gallant and able General Rodes. 2. The death of General Longstreet and of General Gordon has caused some confused statements about the generals and lieutenant-generals of the Confederacy, and it may be well to give the full list in the order of their rank: The full generals were— 1. Samuel Cooper. 2. Albert Sydney Johnston. 3. Robert Edward Lee. 4. Joseph E. Johnston. 5. P. Gustave T. Beauregard. 6. Braxton Bragg. General Provisional Army, E. Kirby Smith. General with temporary rank, J. B. Hood.