Lee to Davis regarding the loss at Gettysburg Mr. President Your note of the 27 enclosing a slip from the Charleston Mercury relative to the battle of Gettysburg is received. I much regret its general censure upon the operations of the army, as it is calculated to do us no good either at home or abroad. But I am prepared for similar criticism & as far as I am concerned the remarks fall harmless.
Mary Anna Custis Lee was the only surviving child of George Washington Parke Custis, George Washington's step-grandson and builder of Arlington House, and Mary Lee Fitzhugh Custis. She had known her third cousin, Robert E. Lee, from childhood. Mary Custis and Robert E. Lee were married at Arlington House in Arlington, VA, on June 30, 1831. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters: George Washington Custis, William H. Fitzhugh, Robert Edward Jr., Mary, Eleanor Agnes, Anne and Mildred Lee.
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Robert E. Lee ~ Virginia. Civil War. General of the Southern Armies. "Friends and foes alike acknowledged the purity of his motives, the virtues of his private life, his earnest Christianity and the unrepining loyalty with which he accepted the ruin of his party."