Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Robert E. Lee” in chapter 1.42, section c.1.42.156, page 360 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
...rcely a home in the Southland was beyond the roar of cannon and the rattle of musketry.
Stronger and stronger grew the Federal army; weaker and weaker grew the Southern, till at last our chieftain, Robert E. Lee , beside whom as man and soldier, there is no one to place who can claim to be his peer, surrendered the remnant of the gallant army.
Our flag was furled, our hopes were blasted, our cause was lost....
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