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The Southern Magazine, 1936

 
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This from the May 1936 issue of The Southern Magazine, Volume II, Number 11.

Bernhard Thuersam


"Winkelman, Arizona, March 14 (1936):
Major Charles Louis Scott, a grey-bearded Confederate officer who witnessed Lee's surrender looked at the world today through 100-year old eyes kept alert by Arizona sunshine and "a moderate use of good whiskey."

Putting aside newspapers and magazines, the former aide-de-camp to Lee rocked in his chair as he observed:
"Present-day people should make their peaces with life. They should calm themselves. In the old days we lived. We lived joyously, Sir, but not in dissipation."

Tomorrow he will observe his birthday on his ranch where Scott still does his daily chores. He recalled he was riding with General J.E.B. Stuart when the famous cavalry officer was mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern. He was one of the Confederate army officers who refused the oath of allegiance to the Stars &Stripes, and sailed on a three-masted schooner for Europe when Lee surrendered.
Three years later, Scott recalled, he returned to the United States to pursue his profession as a construction engineer."
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