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He is dead at the early age of thirty-three, perhaps the first cav- alry officer of his day; but he had lived long enough to have ^iven a marked character to Confederate- strategy and to have organized a cavalry srrvice which has over and over again been the bulwark of the Confederacy. Forrest, Morgan, YanDorn, older men, were pupils in his school; and amongst the heroes of the war his name will worthily take its place beside those of Lee and Stonewall Jack- son. Personally, J. E. B. Stuart will be, perhaps, more widely la- mented than any Confederate general who has fallen. His noble features and manly figure, his easy carriage and fine seat, his never- failing spirits, his personal gallantry, his daring enthusiasm, his un- failing devotion, endeared him to his men and all who knew him. They will hear no more the ringing " charge " that made every man of them grip his saddle more closely and clench his hand more firmly on his sword hilt. They will never see again the gleaming blade that so often led them safely through the thickest of the fight. But his memory will be one more prize to the chivalry of the South, and his loss will be avenged. But somewhere in Virginia there is a home that will know this fearless soldier no more, and there will be sorrow that cannot be comforted. God grant that the days of peace be not far distant and that the blood of this Virginian here, sprung from a race of kings, and in his death worthily redeeming the splendid memories of an ancient dynasty, has not been poured out in vain.

[From the Richmond (Va.) Dispatch, January 26 February' *, 1896-]

EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.

Address of Colonel Charles Marshall,

Before the Confederate Veteran Association of Washington, D. C.,

on its Celebration of the Birth-Day of General R. E. Lee,

January, 1896.

The Dispatch has secured for publication the address of Colonel Charles Marshall, delivered before the Confederate Veteran Associa- tion of Washington, D. C. , on the occastion of the Association's celebration of General Lee's birth-day. Colonel Marshall, as is well known, was a member of General Lee's personal staff. His