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.
General Robert E. Lee
With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword...
General Robert E Lee was to many, our greatest general in the great War for Southern Independence. Many think even the greatest general in World History. Not only was Lee a man devoted to is State Virginia, and his People, the Southern people, he was a man sold out to God. It was to God he first gave his allegiance, and if something violated God's principles, he did not do it. If I had one word to sum up General Lee's life, it would be DUTY. Everything revolved around duty, and he would give his all until he had completed that duty. The Lord blessed the South with a great leader, i Robert E Lee. We need some men to stand up for the Christian People today, like Lee did, and lead us in abstaining from the pagan regime in D.C.
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."
"You must study to be frank with the world: frankness is the child of honesty and courage."
" I trust that a kind Providence will watch over us, and notwithstanding our weakness and sins will yet give us a name and place among the nations of the earth."
"If the Constitution and the Union established by our forefathers" were "restored" then there will be no truer supporters of that union and that Constitution than the Southern people. Every brave people who considered their rights attacked and their Constitutional liberties invaded, would have done as we did. Our conduct was not caused by any insurrectionary spirit nor can it be termed rebellion, for our construction of the Constitution under which we lived and acted was the same from its adoption and for eighty years we have been taught and educated by the founders of the Republic and their written declaration which controlled our consciences and actions."
"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today."
"In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength."