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 Post subject: A Different look at General Lee's decision to join the CSA
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:06 pm 
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The General in His Study

By ELIZABETH BROWN PRYOR

Source: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/the-general-in-his-study/#

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The writing is blurred and the paper nearly translucent, but the scene it portrays is vivid. In a recently discovered letter, Mary Custis Lee, the eldest daughter of Robert E. Lee, describes how her father wrestled with the decision to resign his commission in the United States Army and side with the South. The letter, found in a folder of fragments at the Virginia Historical Society, was written in 1871 to Charles Marshall, Lee’s former aide-to–camp, as he prepared to write a biography of the great general.

Actually documents (PDF format) included at the website. A very different take.
BG Elkin
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3rd (2nd Cav) Div/XVI Corps-AotT

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 Post subject: Re: A Different look at General Lee's decision to join the C
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An excellent article and shows some of the general turmoil in families throughout the states.

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