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Memorial to Robert E. Lee

January 19 1807-October 12 1870

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Eulogy by Jefferson Davis

Here he now sleeps in the land he loved so well, and that land is not Virginia only, for they do injustice to Lee who believe he fought only for Virginia. He was ready to go anywhere, on any service for the good of his country, and his heart was as broad as the thirteen States struggling for the principles that our forefathers fought for in the Revolution of 1776....This good citizen, this gallant soldier, this great general, this true patriot, had yet a higher praise than this or these, he was a true Christian. The Christianity which enobled his life gives to us the consolatory belief that he is happy beyond the grave.

...Our loss is not his, for he now enjoys the rewards of a life well spent, and a never-waivering trust in a risen Saviour.

Rober E. Lee

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Eulogy by New York Herald

In him the military genius of America was developed to a greater extent than ever before. In him all that was pure and lofty in mind and purpose found lodgment. He came nearer the ideal of a soldier and Christian general than any man we can think of, for he was a greater soldier than Havelock, and equally as devout a Christian.

Eulogy by Lee's Biographer

The day will come--nay now is--when at the North as well as at the South Robert Edward Lee of Virginia, of America, of the world, will be recognized as one of the finest specimens of the soldier and the man whom God ever gave to bless the world. (Rev. J. William Jones)

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