Quote of the Day May 24, 2012

Robert E. Lee

“I prefer your acts to speak for themselves, nor does your character or reputation require bolstering by out-of place expressions of my opinions.”  Robert E. Lee chides Jeb Stuart in a May 11, 1863 when Stuart apparently complains that Lee’s report on Chancellorsville does not give Stuart full justice for his actions there.   From Cavalryman of the Lost Cause by Jeffry D. Wert.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2008 page 232.  Originally from a letter from R.E. Lee- to JEBS, May 11 1863, Stuart Papers, Huntington Library.

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