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

ROBERT E. LEE
KNIGHT OF THE SOUTH

by

ISABEL McLENNAN McMEEKIN

BOOKS BY ISABEL McLENNAN McMEEKIN

HISTORY
Louisville, the Gateway City

CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Thanks to Johnny Appleseed
Journey Cake
Juba’s New Moon
Kentucky Derby Winner
First Book of Horses
A First Book About Babies All Around the World
Robert E, Lee, Knight of the South

POETRY
Melodies and Mountaineers
The Bronze Hunter

NOVELS
(In collaboration with Dorothy Park Clark,
under the name, Clark. McMeekin)
Show Me a Land
Welcome Soldier
Reckon with the River
Red Raskall
Black Moon
Gaudy’s Ladies
City of the Flags

NON-FICTION
(In collaboration with Marion W, Flexner)
Food for Children and How To Cook It
Flowers to Grow and Gather

ROBERT E. LEE
KNIGHT OF THE
SOUTH

by

ISABEL McLENNAN McMEEKIN

Illustrated with Photographs

New York • DODD, MEAD & COMPANY • 1950

COPYRIGHT, 1950,
BY ISABEL MCLENNAN MCMEEKIN

All Rights Reserved
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form
without permission in writing from the publisher

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BY THE VAIL-BALLOU PRESS, INC.

DEDICATION
This picture of her war and her Marse Robert is for
MARION AMIS GREEN with my love

I. McL. McM.

Contents

[Illustrations]
1. IN THE BEGINNING
2. THE ANCESTOR GAME
3. STRATFORD
4. FAREWELL TO FATHER
5. BLACK LETTER DAYS—AND RED ONES
6. SEVENTEENTH BIRTHDAY
7. WELCOME TO A HERO
8. READY FOR WEST POINT
9. THE MAKING OF A SOLDIER
10. WEDDING BELLS
11. A FAMILY MAN
12. FROM CAPTAIN TO COLONEL
13. THE YEARS BETWEEN
14. THE SQUIRE OF ARLINGTON
15. FAIR WEATHER
16. AN ILL WIND
17. THE GREAT DECISION
18. A TIME OF WAITING
19. SUNLIGHT AND SHADOW
20. HIGH HOPES
21. A TIME OF TEARS
22. MID-STREAM
23. FAREWELL TO JACKSON
24. EVENING AT HOME
25. TOWARD THE END
26. “I HAVE DONE MY BEST FOR YOU”
27. WHATEVER THE FUTURE MAY BE
28. PEACE AT LONG LAST
29. TIME FLOWS ON
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