Robert E. Lee

Following in Their Footsteps

Professor Stephen Berry was kind enough to send along this wonderful letter after reading yesterday’s post.  In the following 1930 letter, Lexington lawyer and Lincoln-historian, William Henry Townsend, responds to […]

Happy Lee-Jackson Day

From the Richmond Planet, June 7, 1890: The negro was in the Northern processions on Decoration Day and in the Southern ones, if only to carry buckets of ice-water.  He […]

The Death of Robert E. Lee

It’s been a strange experience teaching the history and memory of Lee to my two Civil War Memory sections.  We are going to spend at least 10 days with Lee […]

A Bold Civil War Times Illustrated

Not convinced?  Just check out the cover of the latest issue, which announce that R.E. Lee “favored slavery and fought like hell to keep it.”  Well, serious students have known […]