Dear Old Dom., No modern U.S. general would be found dead even near Lexington !!!! Ha-ha!
Nice pic. Is there a detailed story in the old Lexington newspapers from the time, about Pershing's visit to Lexington?
"On June 18, 1920, General John J. Pershing, while at Lexington, Va., placed a wreath upon the grave of General Robert E. Lee, and delivered a brief address, during which he said that Lee was one of the world's greatest generals. Veterans of the Civil War and World War stood at attention during the ceremonies. General Pershing then visited the tomb of General Thomas Jonathan Jackson and declared that "the world looked on him and his accomplishments with admiration and awe." From "Stonewall Jackson: A Thesaurus of Anecdotes of and Incidents in the Life of Lieut.-General Thomas Jonathan Jackson" (1920), by Elihu S. Riley
Aug. 15, 1920, letter from George Catlett Marshall, Jr. to Pershing: "I hope you had a fine time in the mountains... I find Lexington still excited over your visit. You made a tremendous impression on these people, which means much as they still live somewhat in the Civil War and are pain fully conservative. You charmed them all, old and young."
I'm sure there is Robert. The Lehman library at W&L has all those editions digitized, I believe.
Jub - actually, many prominent gov. officials speak often at VMI. Go figure.
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