A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1871 - 577 pages
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I love General Lee but this book just did not do it for me. I found it kind of boring. Read full review

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Fascinating. Sometimes the 19th century style of writing gets old, but there is much to admire about this book and its subject. Read full review

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Page 463 - 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 101 - The strongest position a soldier should desire to occupy is one from which he can most easily advance against the enemy.
Page 27 - 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 128 - 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 28 - 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 101 - 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 289 - 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 555 - 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 273 - In addition to these advantages, it was hoped that other valuable results might be attained by military success.
Page 97 - 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.

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