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Quote from Robert E. Lee,

"Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory,
there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me.
Had I foreseen these results of subjugation,
I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men,
my sword in my right hand."


Robert E. Lee (more quotes by Robert E. Lee or books by/about Robert E. Lee)

(1807-1870) General-in-Chief of the Confederate States army


To Governor Fletcher S. Stockdale (September 1870), as quoted in The Life and Letters of Robert Lewis Dabney, pp. 497-500


Federalism, Honor, Slavery, Statism, Subservience, Usurpation, War


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