Donald R. McClarey

Robert E. Lee and Hatred

Sometimes I wonder if we learned anything from the Civil War at all:     On March 9, 2018, a book was pulled from both the Washington and Lee University Bookstore and the Lee Chapel Museum Shop after a W&L

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Robert E. Lee

I can only say that while I have considered the preservation of the constitutional power of the General Government to be the foundation of our peace and safety at home and abroad, I yet believe that the maintenance of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Grant Puts a Stop to Treason Trials

    It is  little remembered now, but in 1865 there was a brief attempt to conduct treason trials against Confederate generals.  On June 7, 1865, U.S. District Judge John C. Underwood in Norfolk, Virginia issued indictments against Lee, Longstreet,

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Donald R. McClarey

Theodore Roosevelt on Robert E. Lee

THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D.C. January 16, 1907 To the HON. HILARY A. HERBERT, chairman, CHIEF JUSTICE SETH SHEPHERD, GENERAL MARCUS J. WRIGHT, JUDGE CHARLES B. HOWRY, MR. WILLIAM A. GORDON, MR. THOMAS NELSON PAGE, PRESIDENT EDWIN ALDERMAN, MR. JOSEPH

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Robert E. Lee’s Greatest Victory

  He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression; and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach;

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Robert E. Lee And Our Contemporary Political Battles

He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression; and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a

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Palm Sunday 151 Years Ago

    It is poor business measuring the mouldered ramparts and counting the silent guns, marking the deserted battlefields and decorating the grassy graves, unless we can learn from it some nobler lesson than to destroy.  Men write of this,

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May 2, 1863: Jackson Flanks Hooker

  When the blue-coated Unprepared ranks of Howard saw that storm, Heralded by wild rabbits and frightened deer, Burst on them yelling, out of the whispering woods, They could not face it.  Some men died where they stood, The storm

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May 1, 1863: Lee and Jackson Plan a Military Masterpiece

On the evening of May 1, 1863, General Robert E. Lee knew several facts about the military situation confronting him: 1. His army was between two forces, Hooker with approximately 70,000 men at Chancellorsville and Sedgwick south of Fredericksburg with

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Palm Sunday One Hundred and Forty-Eight Years Ago

I have always thought it appropriate that the national nightmare we call the Civil War ended during Holy Week 1865.  Two remarkably decent men, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, began the process of healing so desperately needed for

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Robert E. Lee, the Beatles and the Internet

They do not know what they say. If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not

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