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Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee was a West Point graduate who became the General in Chief of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Lee was a brilliant commander, serving in Mexico and Texas for 23 years. He was caught between having to continue with his duties and fight for the Union, or fight for his comrades and homeland, Virginia. Eventually, his loyalties to Virginia won out and even though he was offe…

Date of Birth: January 19, 1807
Date of Death: October 12, 1870


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Robert E. Lee

"Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret." Robert E. Lee
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American Soldier    Editor's Pick    Life    Quote of the Day   

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"Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain." Robert E. Lee
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Pain    Wisdom   

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"It would appear that General Hooker has placed his hindquarters where his headquarters should be." (So said by Lee when he learned that General Hooker, the new Union Commander, had written, in a letter to his soldiers, that "My headquarters will be 'in the saddle.'" Robert E. Lee
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"The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee
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"I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." Robert E. Lee
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People   

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"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength." Robert E. Lee
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Bible    Strength   

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"I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving." Robert E. Lee
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Congress   

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"Whiskey - I like it, I always did, and that is the reason I never use it." Robert E. Lee
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"Duty is the sublimest word in our language." Robert E. Lee
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"Let the tent be struck." Robert E. Lee
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Famous Last Words   

Robert E. Lee

"It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it." Robert E. Lee
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"The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy." Robert E. Lee
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"We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation." Robert E. Lee
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Losers And Losing   

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"I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity." Robert E. Lee
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Robert E. Lee

"I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself." Robert E. Lee
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"""After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Norther Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources.I need not tell the brave survivors of some 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 must have attended the continuance of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen.By the terms of the agreement, officers and men can return to their homes and remain until exchanged. You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from a consciousness of duty faithfully performed; and I earnestly pray that a Merciful God will extend to you His blessings and protection.With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your Country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you all an affectionate farewell.""R.E. Lee Genl.(Robert E. Lee's farewell address, April 9th, 1865)" Robert E. Lee
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"We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters." Robert E. Lee
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Robert E. Lee

"At present, I am not concerned with results. God's will ought to be our aim, and I am quite contented that His designs should be accomplished and not mine." Robert E. Lee
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Present   

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"The devil's name is dullness." Robert E. Lee
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Bores And Boredom    Dullness   

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"My chief concern is to try to be an humble, earnest Christian." Robert E. Lee
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Robert E. Lee

"The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides." Robert E. Lee
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