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Gen. Barksdale.

--Among the most distinguished and patriotic heroes who have fallen a victim to the present infamous war of invasion was Gen. Barksdale, of Mississippi. President Davis and Gen. R. E. Lee have paid the fallen hero glowing compliments in letters to his wife, extracts from which are given in the Mississippian. In a letter dated July 24th, 1863, the country's Chief Magistrate writes as follows to the widow of Gen. Barksdale:

‘ It will hereafter be some consolation to you, as it will be a legacy of honor to his children, to be assured that your gallant husband, my esteemed friend, fell at the post to which honor and duty called him, and died, as he had lived, like a patriot and a soldier.

’ To his country he was a great loss — to his friends it brings enduring sorrow — to his family it is an irreparable injury — yet the blow came to him when it was most acceptable and glorious to receive it.

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, and He alone can give comfort to your mourning heart. You have my deepest sympathy; and to you and your little ones I offer my best wishes and sincerest affection.

Gen. Robert E. Lee writes as follows, under date of August 7th:

‘ I sympathize deeply with you in your bereavement, and deplore for this army and our country the loss of your gallant husband. He has left us his noble example, which in his dying moments extorted the admiration of our enemies. May God give peace and consolation to his sorrowing family.

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