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
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.