Robert E. Lee, Knight of the South, by Isabel McLennan McMeekin, Illustrations

ROBERT E. LEE, KNIGHT OF THE SOUTH

[Illustrations]

ROBERT E. LEE AS SUPERINTENDENT OF WEST POINT
“The happier times of honest peace.” (War Song, Joseph Hopkinson)

STRATFORD
“I love thy rocks and rills, thy woods and templed hills.” (America, Samuel Francis Smith)

ARLINGTON
“If there’s peace to be found in the world, a heart that was humble might hope for it here.” (Song, Thomas Moore)

LEE AS A SOLDIER
“Justice is our motto and providence our guide.” (War Song, Maria Grayson)

ROBERT E. LEE AND STONEWALL JACKSON
“Hear the northern thunders mutter! Northern flags in south wind flutter!” (War Song, Author Unknown)

BATTLESCENE
“Come, ‘tis the red dawn of the day!” (Maryland, My Maryland, James Ryder Randall)

LEE LEADING HIS TROOPS
“Ye men of valor, gather round!” (Bonnie Blue Flag, Henry Macarthy)

THE COMMANDER AND HIS MEN AT PRAYER
“In the God of battles trust, die we may and die we must!” (Rebel War Song, Author Unknown)

GENERAL LEE ON HIS FAVORITE WAR HORSE
“Give my love to Traveller.” (Letter from Robert E. Lee to his wife)

LEE WITH COLONEL WALTER TAYLOR AND ONE OF HIS SONS
“All shall see the traces of battle’s royal graces, in their brown and bearded faces, when the boys come home.” (War Song, John Hay)

ROBERT E. LEE AND JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot, an’ days of auld lang syne?” (Robert Burns)

LEE AFTER THE WAR
“O haste to knit again the State the sword hath cleft in twain, be friends and brothers as of old.” (War Song, George F. Root)

MRS. ROBERT E. LEE
“At home brave hearts are longing for us, and we’ll defend them to the last.” (War Song, Captain Blackford)

LEE IN HIS STUDY
“From our altars prayers arise, from our homes shall songs ascend.” (War Song, J. Mercadante)

PRESIDENT LEE’S HOUSE AT WASHINGTON UNIVESITY
“To life, but not to hope, farewell!” (War Song, R. M. Potter)

LEE AT HOME, AFTER THE WAR
“Long may our land be bright, with freedom’s holy light.” (America, Samuel Francis Smith)

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