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Robert E. Lee at age 31, then a young Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. Army by William West, 1838.

“A foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbour without reproach; a Christian without hypocrisy, and a man without guile. He was a Caesar, without his ambition; Frederick, without his tyranny; Napoleon, without his selfishness, and Washington, without his reward.”

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    Lee was really cool, except for the fact he felt his honor bound duty to his home state outweighed the very real...
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