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bodies found relief or their anxious hearts found solace in the retire- ment of St. Luke's, but it will not be forgotten by those grateful hearts that these ministrations were without other reward than the gratitude they excited and the consciousness that he was doing the will of his Master.

The Confederate soldier and the Confederate cause, as he inter- preted it, stood nearer than any other to his heart. No appeal to him in their behalf was ever made in vain.

To his fellowmen he was generous, sympathetic and ever ready to aid by his counsel and his co-operation and his means. His breth- ren of his profession have attested by tongue and pen their recogni- tion and appreciation of his valuable fellowship. The younger members of that profession bear willing witness to the abundant aid and cheerful support which at all times he afforded to them.

He loved the South, her people and her interests, and gave thought and labor to their advancement. He loved with a love that knew no bounds, Virginia, and her people, his brethren of her soil. These were the objects of his deep solicitude, and upon them the final la- bors of his life were spent.

And when all the labors of his life were ended, when from the pains and trials of those closing days he would find relief, he crossed over the waters of Death's unfeared river, to rejoin his great com- mander, under the shade of the trees

And gave his body to this pleasant country's earth, and his pure soul unto his Captain Christ, under whose colours he had fought so long."

[From the New Orleans, La., Picayune, August 2, 1908.]


Ordered by General Early in Retaliation for the Wanton Destruction of the Private Property of Citizens of . Virginia.

By General JOHN McCAUSLAND, C. S. A.

The wanton destruction of the private property of citizens of Vir- ginia by orders of General Hunter, a Federal army officer, may be considered as one of the strongest reasons for the retaliation by Early' s orders upon the city of Chambersburg. Andrew Hunter