ur full years.
In fact, he was not himself in the military service of Virginia and of the Confederate States together for that length of time, and he did not assume personal command of what was then s created one of the five full generals provided for by law in the military service of the Confederate States.
As full general in the Confederate service, Lee was not at first assigned to particulthe conduct, under the advice of the President, of the operations of all the armies of the Confederate States, he of course had more or less supervision and control of the armies in Virginia.
Such co Army of Northern Virginia, so far as I know or have reason to believe, but one man in the Confederate States ever dared to suggest a change, and that one was Lee himself, who — after the battle of Gnd experienced as a private soldier and subordinate officer in the military service of the Confederate States in Virginia from 1861 to 1865.
It is not proposed, however, to give a consecutive reci