General Robert E. Lee, the Christian Soldier

General Robert E. Lee, the Christian Soldier

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...the killed and wounded." While the army was engaged in returning thanks for the victory, and doubtlessly praying, earnestly praying, for the restoration of " Lee's great lieutenant," of whom he was wont to speak ashis "right arm," the redeemed spirit of General Jackson winged its way to the bosom of the God who gave it, to the Saviour who redeemed it, and to the Holy Spirit who sanctified it. He "walked with God, and was not; for God took him." The nation wept and mourned for him, and could not be comforted. The personal relations between Lee and Jackson had been of the most friendly character; their admiration for each other was without the blemish of selfishness; each accorded to the other the praise due him. The dazzling fame of Jackson did not disturb the great soul of Lee. He rejoiced in it as a blessing to his country. "Say to General Jackson," he said to a young staff officer who came with a message, "that he knows just as well what to do with the enemy as I do." The tone of the messages sent by him, when Jackson lay wounded, were both affectionate and familiar, showing the feeling that existed between them. "Give him my affectionate regards, and tell him to make haste and get well, and come back to me as soon as he can. He has lost his left arm, but I have lost my right." When it became reported that the wound might prove fatal, Lee was greatly shocked, and exclaimed with deep feeling, "Surely General Jackson must recover! God will not take him from us, now that we need him so much. Surely he will be spared to us in answer to the many prayers which are offered for him." Then pausing in deep emotion, he added, after a silence of some moments, to the young...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806573
  • 9781236806574