Robert E. Lee


Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) was a General in the Confederate Army and the son-in-law of George Washington's adopted grandson.  He excelled at West Point and as a military leader.  Abraham Lincoln offered him the position of Field Command of the United States Army.

"The doctrines and miracles of our Savior have required nearly two thousand years to convert but a small part of the human race, and even among the Christian nations what gross errors still exist!" - "The Story of Robert E. Lee," by Ralston Lattimore, pp. 22-23.

"My heart is filled with gratitude to Almighty God for his unspeakable mercies with which He has blessed us in this day.  For those He granted us from the beginning of life, and particularly for those He has vouchsafed us during the past year.  What should have become of us without His crowning help and protection?" - "Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee," by Captain Robert E. Lee (the General's son), pp. 88-89.

"I pray that our merciful Father in Heaven may protect and direct us.  In that case I fear no odds and numbers." - "Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee," by Captain Robert E. Lee (the General's son), pg. 95.

"Soldiers!  Let us humble ourselves before the Lord, our God, asking through Christ, the forgiveness of our sins, beseeching the aid of the God of our forefathers in the defense of our homes and our liberties, thanking Him for His past blessings, and imploring their continuance upon our cause and our people." - "Christ in the Camp," by John William Jones, pg. 58.

"There are things in the old Book that I may not be able to explain, but I fully accept it as the infallible Word of God, and receive its teaching as inspired by the Holy Spirit." -  "The Glory of America," by Peter Marshall and David Manuel, 8.9. (also in "Marse Robert," by Young, pg. 344).