Patriot or Traitor

Robert E. Lee Civic authorities recently removed statues of Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue in Richmond and from a memorial park in Charlottesville.  Many people hailed this move as only fitting.  After all, Lee was a slaveholder, and he was a traitor to the United States.  His actions led to the death of many […]

The Last Retreat

In early April 1865, General Robert E. Lee withdrew his troops from their lines around Richmond and Petersburg and retreated west.  He hoped to link up with the army of Joseph Johnston in North Carolina, but it was not to be.  The remnant of Lee’s once formidable army was trapped near Appomattox and forced to […]