Rebel General Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870) is the subject of the attached essay from Confederate Portraits (1914) by the celebrated biographer, Gamaliel Bradford (1863 - 1932):
"...Lee won the hearts of his soldiers by living as they did. He managed the business of his position with as little fuss and parade as possible. Foreign officers were struck with the absolute simplicity of his arrangements. There were no guards or sentries around his headquarters, no idle aids-de-camp loitering about..."
If the Soviet Union had made good on their 1930s scheme to invade the United States, Lee would have hated Stalin's plan for occupying the American South...
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