Saturday, April 30, 2011

Where to Go

Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee, by Captain Robert E Lee, his Son
On April 30th, 1861
On going to my room last night  I found my trunk and sword there, and opening them this morning discovered the package of letters and was very glad to learn you were all well and as yet peaceful.  I fear the latter state will not continue long.....  I think therefore you had better prepare all things for removal, that is, the late, pictures, etc. and be prepared at any moment.  Where to go is the difficulty.  When the war commences no place will be exempt, in my opinion, and indeed all the avenues into the State will be the scenes of military operations.

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