Opinion/Letter: Lee spoke for reconciliation, against slavery

One letter shows General Lee’s wish against slavery and for reconciliation. There are a lot of beliefs and misinformation about the General. He said he was rejoiced that slavery was abolished. He was a peace advocate and wanted the best for everyone. It is important to recognize these comments in our current political climate.

Key Takeaways:

  • In response to the conflicts that are dividing our country and our community, I would submit some comments by Gen. Robert E. Lee after the Civil War.
  • Some people have presented an inaccurate picture of who Lee is, his character, and what he desired after four years of war.
  • I think it is the duty of every citizen, in the present condition of the Country, to do all in his power to aid in the restoration of peace and harmony.

“Some people have presented an inaccurate picture of who Lee is, his character, and what he desired after four years of war.”

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-letter-lee-spoke-for-reconciliation-against-slavery/article_69426b70-ec8a-11e6-b431-172a0f2d9034.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyHDU1MzFiNzFkMjk1YTYyOTI6Y29tOmVuOlVTOlI&usg=AFQjCNF7MuwlBF6Dvo74GCQaYa8oal4Nkw

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