Yet another book to read. I love the description of Lee in the article, a man could do much worse!
“a foe without hate, a friend without treachery, a soldier without cruelty, a victor without oppression . . . a Caesar, without his ambition, Frederick, without his tyranny, Napoleon without his selfishness, and Washington, without his reward.”The article covers a lot of the ironic particulars of John Browns raid at Harpers Ferry ... Robert E Lee being called on to command the force to deal with Brown, J.E.B. Stuart taking him the message and assisting him in the action, George Washington's great grand nephew being one of Brown's hostages, both "Stonewall" Jackson and John Wilkes Booth being in the crowd t the execution of Brown, and a few others.
Well worth the read --- and having not yet read a biography of Lee, it could be that this is the one!
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