Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Robert E. Lee

A Story and a Play

Cover image for

Download


Author: Ruth Hill
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,375 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 573
Added to site: 2010.11.29
mnybks.net#: 29731
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography
Excerpt

er."

Lee, of course, thanked him for it and told him that although he himself was not in need there were poor soldiers in the hospital who would be glad to be remembered by so generous a foe.

With the death of President Lincoln, feeling in the North against the South took new life. Friends of Lee began to fear for his safety.

One day a confederate soldier in a tattered uniform called upon the general saying he was speaking for four other fellows around the corner who were too ragged to come to the house. They offered their loved general a home in the mountains where they would guard him with their lives. Lee thanked them with tears in his eyes, but he said he could not live the life of an outlaw. He gave them some of his clothes and the soldier went back to his friends around the corner.

Because of Mrs. Lee's poor health, it became necessary to leave Richmond. A friend offered them a country house near Cartersville in Cumberland county. But people followed him even here. An English

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

L.B. Johnson
Author L.B. Johnson has travelled the world, knows exactly how to fly a jet and crack tough cases, but she had no idea what she was getting herself into when she adopted Barkley, a beautiful Labrador with a wide grin. In a tribute to her dog, she wrote a memoir, The Book of Barkley - Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever. Today she chats with us about what inspired this memoir, her surprise when it became a #1 Amazon Bestseller and how Barkley changed her life.
Read full interview...