From the book “History of Martha Reid Chapter Number 19 United Daughters of the Confederacy” by Nell Stephens Murfree.
“General Lee’s visit to Jacksonville”
On Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 1870, the steamer Nick King bearing General Lee and his daughter, Agnes, arrived at the Jacksonville wharf, coming directly from Savannah. General Lee’s physician had prescribed a sea voyage for his health.
A large crowd had gathered at the landing and a welcome committee composed of Colonel J. J. Daniel, Colonel J. P. (Spelled as) Samderson, Doctor G. Troup Maxwell, Mr. L. I. Fleming and Mr. H. T. Baya went aboard followed by as many people as could be accommodated; Mrs. Reid no doubt, being among them. There was a very large crowd on shore, and when General Lee appeared on the upper deck, he was greeted by a reverent, hushed silence, many with tears in their eyes. The Jacksonville newspaper reported. “”Not a word was spoken, not a cheer uttered: but the very silence of the multitude spoke a deeper feeling than the loudest huzzars could have expressed.””
General Lee looked tired and feeble on this trip but he greeted the respectful crowd wherever the steamer docked, with his kindly smile which thrilled their hearts for no man ever was held in more worshipful reverence and love than General Lee was by the people of the South. He stopped a day and night in Jacksonville, staying at the home of Colonel John P. Sanderson.
He died a few months later, October 12, 1870 in Lexington, Virginia.”