A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee
The name of Lee is beloved and respected throughout the world. Men of all parties and opinions unite in this sentiment not only those who thought and fought with him but those most violently opposed to his political views and career.
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A. P. Hill able advance adversary afterward appearance army artillery assault attack authorities bank battle called campaign cause cavalry Chancellorsville character charge circumstances column commander Confederate continued corps cross defeat direction division duty enemy eral event expression eyes face fact Federal Federal army feeling fighting fire flank followed force forward Fredericksburg front Government Grant ground hand heart heavy Hill honor Hooker hundred important indicate infantry Jackson Lee's loss McClellan Meade military morning moved movement nearly never night Northern officer operations passed position Potomac present probably reached rear received regard remained rendered result retreat Richmond river road seemed seen sent side soldier soon South Southern struggle Stuart success thing thousand tion troops United Virginia Washington whole writer
Page 444 - April 7, 1865 GENERAL : — I have received your note of this date. Though not entertaining the opinion you express on the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia...
Page 21 - I shall carry to the grave the most grateful recollections of your kind consideration, and your name and fame will always be dear to me. "Save in the defense of my native state, I never desire again to draw my sword.
Page 122 - South have long wished to aid you in throwing off this foreign yoke, to enable you again to enjoy the inalienable rights of freemen, and restore independence and sovereignty to your State.
Page 22 - The whole south is in a state of revolution, into which Virginia, after a long struggle, has been drawn; and, though I recognize no necessity for this state of things, and would have forborne and pleaded to the end for a redress of grievances, real or supposed, yet in my own person I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native state.
Page 95 - I have come to you from the West, where we have always seen the backs of our enemies — from an army whose business it has been to seek the adversary, and to beat him when found, whose policy has been attack and not defence.
Page 279 - It must be remembered that we make war only upon armed men, and that we cannot take vengeance for the wrongs our people have suffered, without lowering ourselves in the eyes of all whose abhorrence has been excited by the atrocities of our enemy, and offending against Him to whom vengeance belongeth, without whose favor and support our efforts must all prove in vain.
Page 523 - It is our duty to live, for what will become of the women and children of the South if we are not here to support and protect them...
Page 263 - In addition to these advantages, it was hoped that other valuable results might be attained by military success.
Page 91 - The policy of the Government must be supported by concentra99 tions of military power. The national forces should not be dispersed in expeditions, posts of occupation, and numerous armies ; but should be mainly collected into masses, and brought to bear upon the armies of the Confederate States. Those armies thoroughly defeated, the political structure which they support would soon cease to exist.