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Arnold Bruce Morris

Obituary of Sallie Withers Bruce Morris, Covington, Kentucky.

Mrs. Sallie Withers Bruce Morris was born in Lynchburg, Va., March 25, 1835, and died in Covington, Ky., December 18, 1915, in her eighty-first year. She was a Virginia Colonial Dame, having joined many years before there was a Kentucky society. She was a charter member of the Colonial Daughters, Honorary President of the E. M. Bruce Chapter, U. D. C., and received the cross of honor through the record of her distinguished husband, the late Hon. E. M. Bruce, a member of the Confederate Congress from Kentucky. She had a charge of a hospital ward during those years of 1861-65 and stood close to her husband in all his good work, visiting battle fields, distributing Bibles, and knitting socks for the soldiers. Lynchburg was named for her mother's family, who originated the real Lynch Law, not as it is used to-day, but a very necessary law during Judge Lynch's life.

Her life was true and beautiful. Coming generations of Americans will honor and love her memory and will remember with pride that she was truly a most devoted mother of the Confederacy, beautiful in feature, and accomplished musician, and a sweet singer. How often when entertaining the United Daughters of the Confederacy and veterans at her beautiful and hospitable home has she charmed them by singing sweet Southern songs! Often she would ask: "What is stronger in the undying past than myassociation with the true and brave in Richmond, Va., from 1861 to 1865?"

This noble woman, one of the choicest of all God's creation, has passed beyond the flowing river and has become there, as here, an angel and will be waiting and watching with the Master to welcome those who have known and loved her and mourn her so soncerely.

To those who were so fortunate as to know her no eulogy is necessary. Words are too feeble to portray the worth of so rare and beautiful a character.

[J. M. Arnold, Covington, Ky.]

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1916.

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