Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Robert E. Lee's Birthday

Today is the birthday of Robert E. Lee, West Point graduate, Virginian, husband to the grand-daughter of George Washington and Martha Custis Washington. Commander of the Confederate Army. True Southerner...And above all, an honorable man.
Some people think that secession and war were about slavery. Here is a quote from R.E. Lee:

"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that Slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interest of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this that I would have cheerfully lost all that I have lost by the war, and have suffered all that I have suffered to have this object attained."
General Robert E. Lee, May 1, 1870

Happy Birthday General Lee.....

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