Saturday, May 7, 2011

Son of Light Horse Harry

This  entry is from A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones 

May 7th 1861

Col. R. E. Lee, lately of the United States army, has been appointed major-general, and commander-in-chief of the army in Virginia. He is the son of "Light Horse Harry" of the Revolution. The North can boast no such historic names as we, in its army.
Robert E. Lee by Julian Vannerson,
From Library of Congress

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