Favorite Robert E. Lee Quotes

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"I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself."

"We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation."
 
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From a letter he wrote in August, 1856, while stationed at Ringgold Barracks, near present day Rio Grande City:

"The sun was fiery hot and the atmosphere like a blast from a hot air furnace, the water salt. Every branch and leaf in this country, nearly, are armed with a point and seem to poison the flesh. What a blessing the children are not here! They would be ruined."

----- Robert E. Lee in a letter to his wife, August 25th, 1856


And we know what at least one Union general thought of Texas, so.....
 
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From a letter he wrote in August, 1856, while stationed at Ringgold Barracks, near present day Rio Grande City:

"The sun was fiery hot and the atmosphere like a blast from a hot air furnace, the water salt. Every branch and leaf in this country, nearly, are armed with a point and seem to poison the flesh. What a blessing the children are not here! They would be ruined."

----- Robert E. Lee in a letter to his wife, August 25th, 1856


And we know what at least one Union general thought of Texas, so.....
I guess Lee figured why the Texas Brigade was so tough!
 
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