A view of Robert E. Lee and the war from New Zealand

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A view of Robert E. Lee and the war from New Zealand!

National Library of New Zealand, (NLNZ), MS-0032-0635, Sir Donald McLean papers, 26 March 1865, Sir George Stoddart Whitmore - McLean.

‘...The "City" is in a beastly funk of a war with America. Some think the confederates done for. But I and many military men think that we shall hear of a great defeat inflicted on Sherman in perhaps a few days. Possibly you may get news of it by telegraph. At all events Sherman is pushing forward in a very risky manner through a hostile country and any check may end in a fearful disaster to his Army. The doings of Lee and his subordinates are quite concealed even from the Federals - and Sherman is cut off from communication with his own States. If the Federals meet with any check just now they will be very much depressed for I understand they suffer even more than the Confederates from the necessity of finding new Troops. In their case it is the expense of recruiting. The South find the men because there are no more to find and none can be imported.’

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