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Col. Robert E. Lee joins the CSA 150 years ago today
Today in U.S. Civil War History ^ | 1/3/2011 | on this day

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.


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: civilwar; confederacy; csa; rel; republic; robertelee; south
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One of the greatest leaders this country has ever known joins the Army of the last great republic on earth.


1 posted on 04/20/2011 4:48:17 PM PDT by central_va
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2 posted on 04/20/2011 4:49:22 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: central_va
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3 posted on 04/20/2011 4:50:34 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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4 posted on 04/20/2011 4:54:08 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: central_va

“...joins the Army of the last great republic on earth.”

You should get a job writing comedy.


5 posted on 04/20/2011 4:55:43 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: gorush; rightwingextremist1776; Rebelbase; mstar; mojitojoe; Idabilly; cowboyway

Rebel ping


6 posted on 04/20/2011 4:55:57 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: trumandogz
You should get a job writing comedy.

You should get a life, Lincoln lover.

7 posted on 04/20/2011 4:57:10 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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8 posted on 04/20/2011 4:58:52 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
RE: your last painting. The Cashtown Hotel (now the Cashtown Inn) is still there and looks pretty much the same. While a student at Gettysburg College, I dated a gal that lived about 100 yards from it.

Supposedly it's haunted.

9 posted on 04/20/2011 5:02:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; StoneWall Brigade

Nice graphics!


10 posted on 04/20/2011 5:02:05 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: central_va

Truly a great man!


11 posted on 04/20/2011 5:05:20 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; central_va

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.


12 posted on 04/20/2011 5:07:30 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

If those had been Sherman’s bummers, there would have only been a smoldering wreck left of that hotel.


13 posted on 04/20/2011 5:07:37 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/the-general-in-his-study/?partner=rss&emc=rss
“The General in His Study”
By ELIZABETH BROWN PRYOR, author of “Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee through His Private Letters.”


14 posted on 04/20/2011 5:09:59 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark
“I have been unable to make up my mind to raise my hand against my native state, my relations, my children and my home,” Lee wrote.

You made the right decision Marse Lee.

15 posted on 04/20/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Nope. Cashtown’s too small. The smoldering wreck was left at Chambersburg, about 20 miles west of Cashtown.


16 posted on 04/20/2011 5:14:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: central_va

Supporter of his state. Traitor to his oath.


17 posted on 04/20/2011 5:15:25 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Interesting.


18 posted on 04/20/2011 5:16:44 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
During the early days of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign, a Virginia cavalry brigade under Brig. Gen. Albert G. Jenkins occupied the town and burned several warehouses and Cumberland Valley Railroad structures and the bridge at Scotland. From June 24–28, 1863, much of the Army of Northern Virginia passed through Chambersburg[40][41] en route to Carlisle and Gettysburg, and Robert E. Lee established his headquarters at a nearby farm.

Hardly up to Shermanesque standards.

19 posted on 04/20/2011 5:18:29 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

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.


20 posted on 04/20/2011 5:20:14 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Vermont Lt
Supporter of his state. Traitor to his oath.

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.

21 posted on 04/20/2011 5:23:16 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
After the Civil War, there was a famous incident at a church Gen. Robert E. Lee was attending. People were singing hymns at the church and one of them who appeared was a black fellow; however, the other southern parishoners disapproved of the black fellow and told him to leave.

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.

22 posted on 04/20/2011 5:24:11 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: Sherman Logan
He did not become part of the Confederate army until June 8, when VA state forces were mustered into the Confederate army.

Have the title changed then.

23 posted on 04/20/2011 5:24:32 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
"Hardly up to Shermanesque standards."

You ought to look into the July 1864 burning.

24 posted on 04/20/2011 5:26:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: central_va

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.”


25 posted on 04/20/2011 5:28:25 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Joe 6-pack
You ought to look into the July 1864 burning.

The only Yankee town in the eastern theater to get the Sherman touch. The exception that proves the rule.

26 posted on 04/20/2011 5:29:33 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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"The only Yankee town in the eastern theater to get the Sherman touch."

Sherman tried to extort gold from the local residents?

27 posted on 04/20/2011 5:33:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sherman Logan
I’m just pointing out Lee did not join the CSA 150 years ago today.

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.

28 posted on 04/20/2011 5:33:32 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rockrr
I still hear his immortal words ringing in my ears:

"If it's Wednesday, I must be Confederate!"

29 posted on 04/20/2011 5:34:10 PM PDT by x
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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.

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:

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."

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.
30 posted on 04/20/2011 5:34:36 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: central_va

You have a remarkably odd reaction to historical fact.

But I’ll honor your decree and leave you to your inaccurate fantasies.


31 posted on 04/20/2011 5:37:56 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Joe 6-pack
Sherman tried to extort gold from the local residents?

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.

32 posted on 04/20/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Thanks for posting this. :-)


33 posted on 04/20/2011 5:43:59 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: central_va
"NY Times article, 1865:"

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.

34 posted on 04/20/2011 5:50:04 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Yeah.... I was quoting from memory (which isn’t so great).


35 posted on 04/20/2011 5:52:18 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: trumandogz

“...joins the Army of the last great republic on earth.”

You should shut up...


36 posted on 04/20/2011 5:56:35 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: re_nortex
He's also a traitor and a loser.
37 posted on 04/20/2011 6:35:21 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Stepan12
In related news, Lee was a very close friend of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
38 posted on 04/20/2011 6:37:24 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: central_va

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.


39 posted on 04/20/2011 7:17:15 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Supporter of his state. Traitor to his oath.

Agree 100 % !!!!


40 posted on 04/20/2011 7:28:58 PM PDT by stevecmd
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To: starlifter; central_va; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Hawk1976
He's also a traitor and a loser.

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:


41 posted on 04/20/2011 8:30:33 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: stevecmd; Vermont Lt; wardaddy; southernsunshine
Introducing first: fighting out of the blue corner, these two transgendered neo-yankee are hair pulling style fighters. Both weigh in at " get off me, fat ass. " They hold a record of 1 win and 0 losses, with thousands of no shows.

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!

Southern Pride Pictures, Images and Photos

42 posted on 04/20/2011 8:57:20 PM PDT by Idabilly ("I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. ...)
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To: OL Hickory

“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.


43 posted on 04/20/2011 9:37:45 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: central_va

You have homosexual thoughts about Lincoln? You really should keep them to yourself ;-)


44 posted on 04/20/2011 9:50:50 PM PDT by rockrr ("Remember PATCO!")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Lost Causers will readily sleep with the raggiest of curs if they believe it will advance their agenda.


45 posted on 04/20/2011 9:54:25 PM PDT by rockrr ("Remember PATCO!")
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To: Idabilly; phi11yguy19
Ready for round two? Ding! Ding!

WITH A REBEL YELL!

46 posted on 04/20/2011 10:20:39 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: central_va
One of the greatest leaders this country has ever known joins the Army of the last great republic on earth.

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.

FREE DIXIE!

END THE OCCUPATION!

NO MORE MULE TIT REPUBLICANS!

47 posted on 04/20/2011 10:31:36 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Great pictures of Marse Robert. Who is the painter?


48 posted on 04/20/2011 10:56:50 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: trumandogz

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!


49 posted on 04/21/2011 12:39:18 AM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: central_va

To bad we aint like they was in those days I think a few duels would shut a lot of these people up.


50 posted on 04/21/2011 12:50:32 AM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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