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The Honor Roll of the University of Virginia.


From the Times-Dispatch, December 3, 1905.


Students At This Splendid Institution Who Died in Defense of South's Cause.


Will be Preserved in Marble, as they are in the Hearts of Loved Ones.

[See Vol. XXI Southern Historical Society's Papers for the glowing address of the late Major Robert Stiles at the dedication of the monument to the dead of the University of Virginia, delivered January 7th, 1893. Some errors in the list have been corrected in the reprint in this volume, and queries appended to some names. "(?)"—Ed.]

By the courtesy of Professor J. W. Mallet, of the University of Virginia, who, himself an Englishman, is English like and "Honors the brave." I am able to send to you "the Honor Roll of the students of the University of Virginia who were killed, died or lost in actual military service of the Confederacy." They number four hundred and forty-five (445).

Near Westminster Abbey is the beautiful monument of the young soldiers of the institution, which is in the vicinage[1] who fell in the Crimea, after illustrating Lord Bacon's sentiment that "it is well for a nation to raise a breed of military men." If the names of the students of the University, who served in the war, were added they would constitute at least a brigade in number.

In this "Roll of Honor" are the names of all ranks, from the general to the private soldier, for the "U. Va." men showed that "the rank is but the genuine stamp," and they "were men for 'a that."

It is pleasing to know that the roll will be engraved on enduring tablets, and so preserved at the University in sacred memory of the time that proved men's souls, and of those, too, who possessed the souls, and gave them back to their Creator for their land's sake.

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