Robert E. Lee… a touching tribute…

April 27, 2012 by  
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Buried deep within a September 3, 1868 issue of The New-York Times is a touching tribute to Robert E. Lee.  This, along with several other articles from throughout the newspaper, provide a glimpse of this difficult post-Civil War period – with Nathan Bedford Forrest’s interview, the tension over support for Ulsysses S. Grant’s run for the Presidency, and reports from both the Republic and Democratic Party’s conventions providing the backdrop for this almost overlooked intimate letter from the editor of the Fredericksburg News.

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3 Responses to “Robert E. Lee… a touching tribute…”

  1. Mark Curran on June 7th, 2015 5:12 pm

    You might learn a bit more about Lee, like his torture of slave girls, his purchase of women from bounty hunters.

    While there were “tributes” to Lee in papers, you might want to learn about his slave ledgers, dirty letters, and replationshihp with bounty hunters

  2. GuyHeilenman on June 12th, 2015 6:49 am

    Thanks for your note. I am sure there is much we don’t know about our “heroes” of old.

  3. GuyHeilenman on June 12th, 2015 6:49 am

    Thanks for your input. There is much to learn.

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