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Devotion to Duty

Summary: Robert E. Lee, long considered a true American of the highest caliber, fully and justly deserves the distinguished esteem given him by the people of his day and ours. With admirable and impeccable character, daring and courage in the face of danger, and yet still desirous of peace, Robert E. Lee holds a place in American history unparalleled in its dimensions.

"He was foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a Christian without hypocrisy; a Caesar without ambition; Napoleon without his selfishness; grand in battle as Achilles; and a neighbor without reproach."

-Benjamin Hill, 1870

Robert E. Lee, long considered a true American of the highest caliber, fully and justly deserves the distinguished esteem given him by the people of his day and ours. With admirable and impeccable character, daring and courage in the face of danger, and yet still desirous of peace, Robert E. Lee holds a place in American history unparalleled in its dimensions. Quoting Benjamin Hill, "When the future historian shall come to survey the character of Lee he will find it rising like a huge mountain above the undulating plane of humanity." I do not attempt an ascent of this colossal peak, but merely to put forth examples from the life of Lee that demonstrate his...

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