1862...General Robert E. Lee was placed in command of the Army of North Virginia

1862...General Robert E. Lee was placed in command of the Army of North Virginia

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.

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!!!

OUR NATIONAL HERO...Robert E. Lee... embodied all the qualities we Southerners admire!!!

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.

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.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Robert E. Lee mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Robert E. Lee mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

Lee's uniform; Virginia Historical society

Lee's uniform; Virginia Historical society

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.

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.

Mary Custis Lee and Robert E. Lee Jr., ca. 1845.

Mary Custis Lee and Robert E. Lee Jr., ca. 1845.

George Washington Custis Lee, known as Boo. Eldest son of Robert E. Lee What a handsome man!

George Washington Custis Lee, known as Boo. Eldest son of Robert E. Lee What a handsome man!

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.

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.

Pinterest
Αναζήτηση