May I Quote You, General Lee?: Observations and Utterances of the South's Great Generals
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." —Robert E. Lee
The southern generals of the Civil War spoke of honor, duty, and the courage to fight for one's beliefs. While their cause was trampled on the battlefields of Dixie, their names live on in glory.
Robert E. Lee, long regarded as preeminent among the southern generals, has been described as a "wholly human gentleman." His sentiments and those of his fellow generals vividly reveal the gallantry and noble character that made them heroes.
This collection of brief quotes from General Lee and comments about him from leaders who knew him well illuminates the convictions of these fighting men. Face with a. war of tragic proportions, they were steadfast in their loyalty to the states they called home. May I Quote You, General Lee? reveals the sprit that elevated General Lee and those who followed him to greatness.