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.
OUR NATIONAL HERO...Robert E. Lee... embodied all the qualities we Southerners admire!!!
1862...General Robert E. Lee was placed in command of the Army of North Virginia
The photograph above shows General Robert E. Lee on Traveler. It was on April 9, 1865 that Lee Surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.
Robert E. Lee......an amazing man! One of my heroes!
Fact: Robert E. Lee of the confederate army remains the only person ever to have graduated from the West Point Military Academy without a single demerit.
General Lee He has just arrived in Richmond from Appomattox, where he had signed the surrender terms, and is seated in the basement of his Franklin Street residence between his son, Major-General G. W. C. Lee, and his aide, Colonel Walter Taylor.
This photograph shows General Robert E. Lee. The picture was taken by Mathew Brady, shortly after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Lee is wearing his confederate uniform. At the time the photograph was taken, it was unclear what punishment might be given to Lee for his pivotal role in the Civil War.
Robert E Lee's burial site at Washington and Lee University in Lexington---his faithful horse, Traveler, is also buried there--right outside this chapel...ever near his General Lee.
Robert E. Lee and his horse, Traveller: One of the greatest human-equine partnerships of all time. And a true "love at first sight" story. . .get out your hankies horse lovers! Read our blog story!: http://stargazermercantile.com/general-robert-e-lee-and-traveller/