ROBERT E. LEE by Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)

A gallant foeman in the fight, A brother when the fight was o'er, The hand that led the host with might The blessed torch of learning bore. No shriek of shells nor roll of drums, No challenge fierce, resounding far, When reconciling Wisdom comes To heal the cruel wounds of war. Thought may the minds of men divide, Love makes the heart of nations one, And so, the soldier grave beside, We honor thee, Virginia's son.

Edward Valentine's recumbent statue of General Robert E. Lee
Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia
From a 1936 post card

General Robert E. Lee

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