An Affectionate Farewell: General Order No. 9

By |2020-04-08T04:31:37-05:00April 9th, 2015|Categories: American Republic, Robert E. Lee, South|

A day after surrendering his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, Confederate General Robert E. Lee issued the following message to the soldiers of his beloved Army of Northern Virginia, which he had commanded since the spring of 1862, and at the head of which he had won battle after battle against superior [...]