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spldiers at once thought of. tl
commander, ami eriedl ".Lee
rear." An old soldier se:
bridle of the horse and said
eral Lee, if you dont go b;
will not go forward." A 1
.ter General Lee placed himse
in front of his troops to 1<
charge; but brave General
.of Georgia said'to him; "Th
Virginians arid Geogians wt
never failed. Go to the rea
Then Gordon turned to tl
and said, "Must General L
this charge??' All the trooj
out: "No, no, we will drive t
. back if General Lee will go
Gradanlly Lee was pnshe
Spotsylvania Courthouse ai
up in Richmond and Pete
. . . .Throughout the hard wint<
65, his troops suffered acutel
many of his soldiers had-not
eat except parched corn. C
rate money was worthless,
was wprth from two bund
three hundred dollars a barre
forty dollars ifbushel ; sugar, t
lars, per pound : and calico,
.". . dollars.per yard. . " ' ......
. \ . At last in April, 1865, his
. - were so thinned out by sickm
abandon Petersburg and then
. mond.. He led- his army
?- ?J . . -hoping to reach North. Oarplii
. Grant blocked his .way. Fin?
Appomattox Courthouse, ?
ninth of April, 1865, Lee d
- - that the time had come for h
1 ; .1 ' stop'further bloodshed. He ?
note to Grant requesting ' an
view with reference to' the s
der of the army. They met a
. home of Mr; Wilmer McLe
Appomattox Courthouse.^ ' G
Lee was ushered into the roo
- "th? left of the hall ?s you ent<
* about one o'clock was john
General Grant, his staff, and (
" als Sheridan and Ord. Gran
at marble topped table in the
_ ter pf the room, Lee at a smal
table near'the front window.
. . "Grant, not yet forty-three
\ old, fivje feet eight inches tall, i
ders slightly stooped, hair and'
now brown,wearing a dark blu
nel blouse unbuttoned, sh<
vest- beneath: ordinary top 1
trousers inside: dark, yellow t
gloves; without spuis or sword
. nd marks of rank except a Gen
" shoulder straps.
"Lee fifty eight years old, sh
tall, han-and beard silver gra
. handsome uniform of Confed
" gray buttoned to the throat,
. :- three stars on each side the ti
down collar, fine top boots
handsome spurs, elegant gaun
and at his side a splendid sword
v - With a magnificent physique
" a pound of superfluous flesh, r
cheeks, bronzed by exposure, g
and dignified, he was a focus fe
eyes. Generals Lee and Grant
met once, eighteen} years be:
when both were fighting for
same cause in Mexico-one an ?
neer officer on the staff of Scott
commanding general; the otb
Subaltern of infantry in Garla
brigade. After a pleasant refer
to that event, Lee promptly ?
attention to the business be
The terms of the surrender v
arranged. The soldiers were to
home with the understanding 1
they were not again to take np a
against the Uni*ed States.
Grant acted the part of a ger
man towards Lee. He furnis
Lee's half-starved troops With ]
visions, and afterwards recomme
ed to the United States governm
. that Lee be pardoned and resto
to citzenship. Grant did not t
Lee's sword. '
In speaking of Grant's behavi
Lee afterwards said; "Nb man co
have behaved better than Gene
Grant did under the circumstance
It was a sad and touching sc<
when Lee rode back to his tren
after he had surrendered. Tl
pressed around him eager to tou
his person or his horse, and th
shed tears of sorrow and an gui:
He turned to his men and sai
? Men we have fought through t
war together; I have done -my b<
for you; my heart is too full
The next day he issued a ?arew(
address to the anny of Northern V
ginia and closed it with these word
"By the term of agreement, office
and men can return to their hom
-. and remain there until exchange
. Vf^/ i>Y?nr will-take with you the satisfa
' ousness of duty well performed, ai
. I earnestly pray that a merciful Gc
wiri extend to you his bles?sing an
protection. With an unceasing a<
miration of your constancy and d
e, votion to your country, and~tl:
grateful remembrance of jour kin
and generous consideration of m:
-. self, I bid you an affectionate far<
^General Lee now retired to privat
life, and wished to pass his remah
in g days in peaceful retirement,-bu
. realizing that the future of the SoutJ
. would depend largely on the educa
ti?n of Southern youth, he accepte<
the presidency of Washington Col
lege at Lexington, Va., which po
sition he retained until his deatl
which was only a short period ol
Though he was offered ma jy po
sitions which would have paid him
large sums of money, he refused
them all for the sake of teaching the
young people of the South. After
Lee died the college was renamed
Washington and Lee University. .
Generai Lee died on October, 12,
Lee is generally regarded b? mil
itary-critics as the greatest leader
on either* side during the Ciril" war
and one of the greatest leaders of
the nineteenth century in any coun
try. "His greatness, however, was
greatness of charater even more than
of ability; and in many respects he
reminds of Washington.
Lee was conscientious and faith
ful, and "duty" was his great watch
It has been said of him; that, He
was a foe without hate, a friend
without treachery, a soldier without
cruelty and a victim' without mur
muring. He was a public officer
without vice, a private citizen with
out wrong, a neighbor without re
proach, a Christan without hypocri
sy and a man without guilt".
His virtues will live forever, and
his character will be imitated by
generations yet unborn.
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