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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 like earnest tribute.
THE CONFEDERATE VETERANS OF VIRGINIA.
ROSTER OF THE ORGANIZATION.
Camps, Grand Camps and United Confederate Veterans.
The objects of the Confederate Veterans command the noblest instincts of humanity. What they have done and may accomplish is to some extent set forth in preceding pages of this volume. To R. E. Lee Camp, No. 1, is due the honor of the establishment of that noble institution and beneficent Soldiers' Home.
The following is the roster of the Grand Camp of Virginia, as constituted for one year by annual meeting held at Roanoke, Virginia, June 23, 1892:
Grand Commander, Colonel Thomas A. Brander, Richmond, Virginia.
First-Lieutenant Grand Commander, Colonel W. Gordon McCabe, Petersburg, Virginia.
Second-Lieutenant Grand Commander, Colonel Daniel M. Lee, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Third-Lieutenant Grand Commander, Colonel Thomas Lewis, Roanoke, Virginia.
Quartermaster-General, Major Washington Taylor, Norfolk, Virginia.
Inspector-General, Colonel Charles Syer, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Chaplain-General, Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Norfolk, Virginia.
Surgeon-General, Dr. R. B. Stover, Richmond, Virginia.