VIRGINIA: Man in Command

On the Senate floor of the State Capitol in Richmond one day last week—some 98 years after Virginia voted 88-55 to secede from the Union—there were moments when it seemed that the senator from the Appomattox District wanted to secede again. Proclaimed Senator Charles T. Moses, waving a portrait of Robert E. Lee astride Traveller: "That's the man for states' rights! He didn't surrender! He just walked in to see General Grant, gave his hat to a courier and said, 'We're out of food!' " The occasion: the diehards of U.S. Senator...

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