Monday, June 6, 2011

A God-fearing Man

This entry is from Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War by a Lady of Virginia (Mrs. Judith W. McGuire)
June 6, 1861

Mrs. General Lee has been with us for several days.  She is on her way to the lower country, and feels that she has left Arlington for an indefinite period.  They removed their valuables, silver, etc. but the furniture is left behind.  I never saw her more cheerful and she seems to have no doubt of our success.  We are looking to her husband as our leader with implicit confidence; for besides his great military abilities, he is a God-fearing man, and looks for help where alone it is to be found.
Robert E Lee, From Library of Congress Collection

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