Robert E. Lee

Macmillan, 1915 - 205 頁


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第 140 頁 - ... that on the first day of january in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the united states shall be then thenceforward and forever free...
第 68 頁 - Did you know those young men? But no; if you did, don't say so. I wish boys would do what is right, it would be so much easier for all parties!
第 153 頁 - Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to be disabled in your stead.
第 83 頁 - In this enlightened age there are few, I believe, but will acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.
第 183 頁 - I would say that peace being my great desire, there is but one condition I would insist upon, namely, that the men and officers surrendered shall be disqualified for taking up arms again against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged.
第 94 頁 - Trusting in Almighty God, an approving conscience, and the aid of my fellow-citizens, I devote myself to the service of my native State, in whose behalf alone, will I ever again draw my sword.
第 159 頁 - General Lee accompanied the troops in person, and as they emerged from the fierce combat they had waged in the depths of that tangled wilderness, driving the superior forces of the enemy before them across the open ground, he rode into their midst. The scene is one that can never be effaced from the minds of those who witnessed it.
第 109 頁 - I can send them. I send you some sweet violets; I hope they may retain their fragrance till you receive them. I have just gathered them for you. The sun has set, and my eyes plead for relief, for they have had no rest this holy day. But my heart with all its strength stretches toward you, and those with you, and hushes in silence its yearnings. God .bless you, my daughter, your dear husband, and son! Give much love to your mamma, and may every blessing attend you all, prays "Your devoted father,...