"What a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world! I pray that, on this day when only peace and good-will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may fill the hearts of our enemies and turn them to peace.…My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men." R. E. Lee 1862 American Civil War, Civil Wars, General Lee, Robert E Lee Quotes, General Robert, Robert Lee, Confederate General, American History Quotes, The Civil War
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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.
Robert E. Lee. The personification of the perfect Southern gentleman. Lee may not have been the greatest of the generals but his charisma made him a hero to his armies and an American icon. In the War Between the States, both sides awarded him the highest regard.
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