1862...General Robert E. Lee was placed in command of the Army of North Virginia
Lee to Davis regarding the loss at Gettysburg Mr. President Your note of the 27 enclosing a slip from the Charleston Mercury relative to the battle of Gettysburg is received. I much regret its general censure upon the operations of the army, as it is calculated to do us no good either at home or abroad. But I am prepared for similar criticism & as far as I am concerned the remarks fall harmless.
OUR NATIONAL HERO...Robert E. Lee... embodied all the qualities we Southerners admire!!!
The photograph above shows General Robert E. Lee on Traveler. It was on April 9, 1865 that Lee Surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.
El 9 de abril de 1865 el General Robert E. Lee, héroe de las fuerzas de la Confederación rindió sus tropas ante el General de la Unión Ulysses S. Grant reconociendo la victoria de la Unión sobre los confederados del Sur en Appomatox Courthouse, Virginia, lugar de la última batalla
This is a rare picture of General Robert E Lee with Traveler, looking tired, muddy & miserable with the weight of the Confederate world on his shoulders.