From Antietam to Chancellorsville: September 1862 to May 1863

The Emancipation Proclamation

Where was Lee in the competition between Jackson and Longstreet?

Lee’s feelings, or sentiments, are harder to discern because he kept his public persona up so constantly. He had recently lost an adult daughter to typhoid fever, and he seldom talked of the Almighty or Divine Providence, but one suspects that he had a powerful inner faith. Lee may actually have enjoyed having Longstreet and Jackson—two such different men—on his staff because they presented such varying views of the same set of circumstances.


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