Thursday, May 05, 2011

Robert E. Lee - May 5, 1861

"If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not appreciate the numbers, resources and patient perseverance of the North. Both sides forget that we are all Americans. I foresee that our country will pass through a terrible ordeal, a necessary expiation, perhaps, for our national sins."
Robert E. Lee - May 5, 1861

As I am reading Shelby Foote's Civil War Trilogy and simply can not put it down.


John Lang said...

I too am reading Shelby Foote's trilogy - it is great. I started with volume II because I am particularly interested in the battle for Vicksburg since visiting the Military Memorial there.

David Booker said...

It is wonderful, John. I bought the boxed set shown at the link, but ever sprung for the Kindle edition of the first volume so I could continue reading wherever I am!

Thanks for reading TCL, I scan yours every day.

Margaret Murphree said...

Hey John, I grew up in Vicksburg!

John Lang said...

I am reading it on my Kindle 3 which is a prized possession - go eBooks!

Hey, Margaret... Vicksburg and the National Military Park is amazing.

I enjoyed reading Vicksburg 1863 and the State of Jones -both excellent...