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Lee to Davis regarding the loss at Gettysburg Mr. President Your note of the 27 enclosing a slip from the Charleston Mercury relative to the battle of Gettysburg is received. I much regret its general censure upon the operations of the army, as it is calculated to do us no good either at home or abroad. But I am prepared for similar criticism & as far as I am concerned the remarks fall harmless. The South, American Civil War, General Lee, Robert E Lee Quotes, General Robert, Robert Lee, Northern Virginia, American History Quotes, The Civil War
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General Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee is no doubt one of the most respected figures to ever walk the stage of human history. He was loved by his soldiers, revered by his peers, respected by his enemies, and even his former slaves and servants cherished the time they were given to be with him. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was so respected that President Abraham Lincoln offered him the position of Commander of the Union Forces. Lee’s response was that he would not take sides in
General Lee He has just arrived in Richmond from Appomattox, where he had signed the surrender terms, and is seated in the basement of his Franklin Street residence between his son, Major-General G. W. C. Lee, and his aide, Colonel Walter Taylor.
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Robert Edward Lee, around age 38, and his son William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, around age 8, c.1845. Growing up, Robert said of his son "too large to be a man, too small to be a horse."During the American Civil War, William served as a commander of cavalry in his father's army of Northern Virginia. Wounded at Brandy Station he was then captured at his wife's house at Hickory Hill. "Rooney" was eventually exchanged and he would surrender with his father at Appomattox Courthouse in April of 1865.
Robert E. Lee should probably be placed on the villains board, but he was a decent man who owned no slaves. Though he fought for the slavocracy and his military expertise probably kept the war going much longer than it should have (thereby killing hundreds of thousands more than might otherwise have been expected), his words and actions at the end of the war probably prevented ongoing hatred and years of guerrilla warfare.