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Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee
Robert Edward 1843-1914 Lee
No preview available - 2016
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Page 153 - Men, we have fought through the war together. I have done my best for you. My heart is too full to say more.
Page 93 - I have just received your note, informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy.
Page 80 - Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 181 - I do not feel able to undergo the labour of conducting classes in regular courses of instruction. I could not, therefore, undertake more than the general administration and supervision of the institution. There is another subject which has caused me serious reflection and is, I think, worthy of the consideration of the Board. Being excluded from the terms of amnesty in the proclamation of the President of the US of the 29th May last, and an object of censure to a portion of the country...
Page 154 - You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed; and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you His blessing and protection. With an increasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration of myself, I bid you an affectionate farewell. "RE LEE, General.
Page 250 - MY DEAR SIR — I am much obliged to you for your letter of the...
Page 153 - I need not tell the survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them ; but feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that would have attended the continuation of the contest, I have determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen.
Page 27 - I declined the offer he made me, to take command of the army that was to be brought into the field; stating, as candidly and as courteously as I could, that, though opposed to secession and deprecating war, I could take no part in an invasion of the Southern States.
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Page 25 - I been as much indebted as to yourself for uniform kindness and consideration, and it has always been my ardent desire to merit your "approbation. I shall carry to the grave the most grateful recollections of your kind consideration, and your name and fame shall always be dear to me.