Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee

Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee

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"It is my proud privilege to have known General Lee intimately. I saw him on that day in April 1865, on which he came to offer his stainless sword to the land that gave him birth. I followed his standard from Harper's Ferry, in 1861, to Appomattox Court-house, in 1865, coming into somewhat frequent contact with him, rejoicing with him at his long series of brilliant victories, and weeping with him when "compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources".
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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 162.6 x 248.4 x 35.6mm | 775.66g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Forge ed.
  • 0765305844
  • 9780765305848

About J. William Jones

Rev. J. William Jones, D.D., served as Robert E. Lee's chaplain both during the Civil War and after.
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"It was my proud privilege to have known General Lee intimately. I saw him on that day in April, 1861, on which he came to offer his stainless sword to the land that gave him birth. I followed his stainless sword to the land that gave him birth. I followed his standard from Harper's Ferry, in 1861, to Appomattox Court-house, in 1865, coming into somewhat frequent contact with him, rejoicing with him at his long series of brilliant victories, and weeping with him when "compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. . . . This first attempt at authorship is sent forth with a sincere desire that it may prove acceptable to the countless admirer of the great Confederate chieftain, that it may serve to give to all a higher appreciation of his noble character, and that it may prove a blessing to the young men of the country (more especially to those who "wore the gray"), by inducing them to study, in order that they may imitate, his shining virtues. "-- Rev. J. William Jones
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