Skip to comments.Col. Robert E. Lee joins the CSA 150 years ago today
Posted on 04/20/2011 4:48:12 PM PDT by central_va
1861 - Colonel Robert E. Lee resigned from the U.S. Army. Two days earlier he had been offered command of the Union army.
“...joins the Army of the last great republic on earth.”
You should get a job writing comedy.
You should get a life, Lincoln lover.
Supposedly it's haunted.
Truly a great man!
Robert E. Lee was a great general and an upstanding, fine Christian gentleman. The Kappa Alpha fraternity designed Mr. Lee as their Spiritual Founder for his chivalry and conduct in both war and peace.
If those had been Sherman’s bummers, there would have only been a smoldering wreck left of that hotel.
“The General in His Study”
By ELIZABETH BROWN PRYOR, author of Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through His Private Letters.
You made the right decision Marse Lee.
Nope. Cashtown’s too small. The smoldering wreck was left at Chambersburg, about 20 miles west of Cashtown.
Supporter of his state. Traitor to his oath.
Hardly up to Shermanesque standards.
The headline is factually incorrect.
Lee resigned from the US Army on April 20.
He accepted command of all VA state forces on April 23.
He did not become part of the Confederate army until June 8, when VA state forces were mustered into the Confederate army.
Funny the lack of stomach Yankees showed to NOT trying Lee or Jefferson post bellum. Why? to try them would put secession on trial and every knew they would win. Blue Cowards. I thought traitors were hung.
Robert E. Lee did not like what happened; said he would leave too because the black fellow couldn't sing in there; and the general did leave.
Another time, the General was to be in an insurance company and receive quite a stipend; however, Gen. Lee inquired what work he would do and the company said we just want your name. Because Robert E. Lee was not offered to get his hands dirty with work and was just to sit in an office doing nothing (at best), Gen. Lee turned the phony position down.
It is said that Gen. Lee said of Abraham Lincon that this man has character. The same could be said of the great General, Robert E Lee.
Have the title changed then.
You ought to look into the July 1864 burning.
In fact, Virginia did not technically secede from the Union till May 23.
I don’t care what you call it. I’m just pointing out Lee did not join the CSA 150 years ago today. He joined on April 23, May 23 or June 08, depending on what you consider “joining.”
The only Yankee town in the eastern theater to get the Sherman touch. The exception that proves the rule.
Sherman tried to extort gold from the local residents?
Ok, you are correct. Now get off this thread and start your own vanity thread "Lincoln was a God, and I have homosexual thoughts about him". I'll stay off that thread and let the Coven fantasize.
"If it's Wednesday, I must be Confederate!"
That's not the story. The first time the story ever appeared was in 1905, in "Confederate Veteran" Magazine. Here it is in its entirety:
"NEGRO COMMUNED AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH," CONFEDERATE VETERAN, 13 (AUGUST 1905): 360. "Col. T. L. Broun, of Charleston, W. Va., writes of having been present at St. Paul's Church, Richmond, Va., just after the war when a negro marched to the communion table ahead of the congregation. His account of the event is as follows:That paints a rather different picture, one of a "True Christian and great soldier" showing his superiority to the "offensive circumstances" of a black man showing up in his church.
Two months after the evacuation of Richmond business called me to Richmond for a few days, and on a Sunday morning in June, 1865, I attended St. Paul's Church. Dr. Minnegerode [sic] preached. It was communion day; and when the minister was ready to administer the holy communion, a negro in the church arose and advanced to the communion table. He was tall, well-dressed, and black. This was a great surprise and shock to the communicants and others present. Its effect upon the communicants was startling, and for several moments they retained their seats in solemn silence and did not move, being deeply chagrined at this attempt to inaugurate the "new regime" to offend and humiliate them during their most devoted Church services. Dr. Minnegerode [sic] was evidently embarrassed.
General Robert E. Lee was present, and, ignoring the action and presence of the negro, arose in his usual dignified and self-possessed manner, walked up the aisle to the chancel rail, and reverently knelt down to partake of the communion, and not far from the negro. This lofty conception of duty by Gen. Lee under such provoking and irritating circumstances had a magic effect upon the other communicants (including the writer), who went forward to the communion table.
By this action of Gen. Lee the services were conducted as if the negro had not been present. It was a grand exhibition of superiority shown by a true Christian and great soldier under the most trying and offensive circumstances."
You have a remarkably odd reaction to historical fact.
But I’ll honor your decree and leave you to your inaccurate fantasies.
NY Times article, 1865:
SOUTHERN NEWS.; Sherman's March Occupation and Destruciton of Columbia Massachusettsvs. south Carolina.SHERMAN IN SOUTH CAROLINA.THE OCCUPATION AND DESTRUCTION OF COLUMBIA. THE PILLAGE. THE CONFLAGRATION. INCIDENTS, ETC. DEVASTATION IN BARNWELL, S.C. PRISONER'S PAROLE. RELIEF FOR COLUMBIA.
Thanks for posting this. :-)
Which is introduced thusly...
...From the Daily South Carolinian, (now published at Charlotte, N.C.,) March 7...The arrival of a gentleman from Columbia, attached to this office, and the interesting facts of which he is the bearer, enable us to complete in this issue, the sad story of the fate of that fair city, the first chapter of which appeared in our paper of Sunday.
Hardly an objective source.
Yeah.... I was quoting from memory (which isn’t so great).
...joins the Army of the last great republic on earth.
You should shut up...
Very much one of America’s great heroes. If the civil war had never happened, his exploits in the Mexican-American War are such that we would still remember the man.
If only one person can be singled out for the success of the Vera Cruz-Mexico City campaign, a strong argument can be made that he was that man. He was an action hero in the mold of Daniel Morgan, Stephen Decatur, Andrew Jackson, Daniel Boone, and Davey Crockett.
His reconaissance actions were the difference between victory and defeat on at least two occasions.
Most people also forget that Robert E Lee was one of the premier educators of his age.
He is faulted by yankees who’s fathers and grandfathers had threatened seccession themselves. You really can’t blame a Virginian for not wanting to fight Virginia.
Supporter of his state. Traitor to his oath.
Agree 100 % !!!!
Robert E. Lee was ahead of his time. As these two maps show, the "losers" are most certainly not the states of Dixieland. Freedom and liberty are cherished in the South where RIGHT TO WORK has triumphed. It's the north where the modern-day slavery of forced unionism exists nowadays with extortion paid to labor bosses.
I'll also add that the South is a reliable region in terms of voting for Constitutional Conservatives, going against the liberalism of the rest of the country by standing up for Barry Goldwater in 1964:
Fighting out of the Grey corner, this son of the South is the current, reigning, and defending Champion of Southern Independence. He has no record, but that of his fathers before him.
Ready for round two? Ding! Ding!
“You should shut up...”
If you are going to quote me and tell me to shut up, it might be nice if you could actually quote me correctly and not attribute a quote to me that was not mine to begin with.
You have homosexual thoughts about Lincoln? You really should keep them to yourself ;-)
Lost Causers will readily sleep with the raggiest of curs if they believe it will advance their agenda.
WITH A REBEL YELL!
Odd thing on these threads is that so many don't understand what a REPUBLIC is! We don't have one now, and haven't had one since the Tyrant, ol' dishonest himself, ascended his throne.
END THE OCCUPATION!
NO MORE MULE TIT REPUBLICANS!
Great pictures of Marse Robert. Who is the painter?
I apologize for that remark..I was wrong!!!
It truly is not the way we debate here at FR
Again I was totally wrong and I am sorry!
To bad we aint like they was in those days I think a few duels would shut a lot of these people up.
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