Posts Tagged ‘Robert E. Lee’

Quote of the day, Dec. 13

December 15, 2017

Robert E. Lee, on war

“To be a good soldier, you must love the army. To be a good commander, you must be willing to order the death of the thing you love.”

Quote of the day, April 10

April 10, 2016

Robert E. Lee, on duty

“I think it is the duty of every citizen, in the present condition of the Country, to do all in his power to aid in the restoration of peace and harmony. It is particularly incumbent upon those charged with the instruction of the young to set them an example.”

Quote of the day, April 9

April 9, 2015

Ely S. Parker to Robert E. Lee, at Appomattox, Virginia, on 9 April 1865

“Sir, we are all Americans.”

(Lee had said to Parker, a Native American: “It is good to have one real American here.”)

Quote of the day, July 3

July 3, 2013

Cleveland Morning Leader, July 4, 1863

“In the battle of Gettysburg the Federal troops were entirely successful, not only driving the enemy before them, but capturing over six thousand prisoners … Meade’s star is in the ascendant. May he elevate it still higher, until its light shall drive away all clouds which Lee has cast over the war horizon.”

Quote of the day, July 1

July 1, 2013

New-York Daily Tribune, July 2, 1863

“Harrisburg, July 1, 9:30 p.m. … It is believed that the main body of Lee’s army is between Gettysburg and Chambersburg. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 30

June 30, 2013

New-York Daily Tribune, July 1, 1863

“Special Dispatch to the N.Y. Tribune. Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 1863. The army of Gen. Lee is thought, by those in position to possess themselves of the facts known to the Government, to be about 80,000 strong. The general opinion entertained here is that the movement into Pennsylvania is not the main objective of the Rebel campaign, but that it is designed, after ravaging the rich country of the Susquehannah, and seizing all things useful to the invaders, to strike at Baltimore and Washington. Of course, before doing this, it will be necessary to beat Gen. Meade’s army, which is believed to be fully a match for the enemy, and is hoped to be strong enough, not only to beat, but to annihilate the Rebel forces.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2013

Robert E. Lee, on the second invasion of the North

“I considered the problem in every possible phase, and to my mind, it resolved itself into a choice of one of two things: either to retire to Richmond and stand a siege, which must ultimately have ended in surrender, or to invade Pennsylvania.” (as told to Henry Heth)

Quote of the day, April 29

April 29, 2013

Robert E. Lee, on education

“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 1

November 1, 2012

Henry Adams, on Robert E. Lee

“I disagree with by brother Charles [Adams] and Theodore Roosevelt. I think that [Robert E.] Lee should have been hanged. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2012
Robert E. Lee, on learning from defeat
“We must expect reverses, even defeats. (more…)