Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. 

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Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more you should never wish to do less.

I like whiskey. I always did and that is why I never drink it.

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.

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.

What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.

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

In all my perplexities and distresses the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.

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