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about us, a member of the company was very zealously and earn- estly calling upon the Lord for mercy, for protection, and for help in the time of such imminent danger. During his devotions he would tell the Lord that he had been all through Mexico, but he had never seen anything half so bad as that; just then another shell would whistle over in very close proximity, when with the greatest earnestness he would exclaim :
" Oh, Lord, have mercy on me! "
At this point a comrade near his side would respond : <( Me, too, Lord," whether from inability to frame his own supplications or in a spirit of humor, no one then present took occasion to enquire.
J. B. CADDALL,
Co. C, 4th Va. Infantry.
[From the Richmond, Va., IVeivs-Leader, June 14, 1934.]
ADDRESS OF GENERAL STEPHEN D. LEE,
Before the United Confederate Veterans, at Nashville, Tenn., June i4th, 1904.
The following is the address delivered by Lieutenant-General Stephen D. Lee, commander-in-chief United Confederate Veterans, at Nashville, Tenn. :
" It is impossible for me to respond to the kindly and cordial welcome so fitly spoken to my comrades who wore the gray without thinking of the great soldier and orator upon whom this duty would have fallen if he had not been taken from us. It was in historic Nashville, seven years ago, that his eloquent voice gave utterance to the gratitude of our hearts to the citizens of this beautiful city for the hospitality for which they are famous, and which to-day has laid us under new obligations. It was here that he placed in your hands his commission as your chieftain and sought to retire into private station. With an outburst of loyal devotion, resistless as the whirlwind, you again called him to be your leader and gave him the commission of your unmeasured love and confi- dence.