CROSSROADS GAZETTE
Volume 2 -  Features                  Crossroads, C.S.A.

Gen Robert E. Lee

The following articles are
featured about our great leader Gen Robert E. Lee

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Robert E. Lee  by 
Jefferson Davis. 

The following speech was given by President Davis at the dedication of the monument to General R.E. Lee at Richmond, Va.  "Robert Edward Lee, gentlemen, scholar, gallant soldier, great general, and true Christian was born in Westmoreland county, Va on January 18th, 1807.  He was the youngest son of General Henry Lee, who was familiarly known as "Light Horse Harry" in the traditions of the war of the Revolution," (sic)....
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"GENERAL LEE TO THE REAR"

THE FOLLOWING INCIDENTS ARE FAMOUS FOR GENERAL LEE'S ADMIRATION AND RESPECT FOR HIS TROOPS AND MEN:

An editorial by the Southern Historical Society Papers concerning The Incident with Harris' Mississippi Brigade" detailed account of the incident which occurred on 12th of May, 1864 with Harris' gallant Mississippians. 
 

 

J. William Jones wrote an articles about "General Lee's affectionate regard for those under his charge and his tender solicitude for their welfare, were equaled only by their admiration and love for him." General Lee to the Rear by J. William Jones" (sic)....
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Letter from Colonel C.S. Venable to General N.H. Harris, regarding the battle scene of May 12th, 1864 at Sportsylvania Court house, written on Nov 24th, 1871 regarding Major Cooke's "Life of General Lee" and correcting the distorted incident as written by Cooke.-General Lee to the Rear by Col. Venable.(sic)....
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       From the Time Dispatch, Oct. 21, 1906 - Recollections of a Soldier of many Battles - General Lee to the Rear by R.d. Funkhouser offering a few of his experiences that hadn't found their way to print. 
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Another of the many poems submitted was one by Major H. T Staunton of Franfkort, Ky entitled "Lee"-A Poem"
"General R.E. Lee's War Horses - refers 
to the communications from Major Thomas L. Brown which appeared in  Richmond Dispatch, August 10, 1886

In view of the fact that great interest is felt in the monument about to be erected to General Lee, and that many are desirous that his war-horses should be represented in that" (sic) ....
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"THE WEEK", of Canada contained the following interesting article by T.E. Moberly on Robert E. Lee suggested by the unveiling of his statue at Richmond. "A ESTIMATE OF THE SOUTHERN LEADER BY A CANADIAN."  On the 29th May, at Richmond, virginia, the French sculptor Mercie's equestrian statue of the immortal Lee was unveiled, the world need no monuments to perpetuate the unfading, memory of this gentle, noble, gifted man.  So long as this Northern continent endures, the name, the genius, and the character of Lee shall wield detractors have crumbled into the dust" (sic)...

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LEE- A POEM by H. F. Requierregarding ceremonies connected with the Unveiling of the statue of General Lee, at Lee circle, New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb 22, 1884.

 

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