Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Glorious Dead Are At Peace

This entry is from The Military Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between the States 1861 to 1865.  Robert E Lee writes to Beauregard concerning the recent battle at Manassas:

Richmond, July 24th, 1861
My dear General

I cannot express the joy I feel, at the beautiful victory of the 21st. The skill, courage, and endurance displayed by yourself excite my highest admiration. You and your troops have the gratitude of the whole country, and I offer to all my heartfelt congratulations at their success.

The glorious dead are at peace. I grieve for their loss, and sympathize with the living.

May your subsequent course be attended with like success.

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