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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2007 02:58 am
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Sir:

By a "better man", I mean just that. A more noble soul, purer in thought and deed. Of greater character and moral strength. Unflinching commitment, exemplary conduct, and personal bravery in the line of fire. He did not fight for a "Cause". He did not fight for the Confederacy, Southern Independance, the continuation of slavery, personal glory, loot, power, or because he was "following orders". He fought, first and last, for the defense of his home, Virginia, and her people - his people.

General Lee was a chivalrous gentleman in a way difficult to understand in this day and age. He lived his life, personal and public, as an example before his god. He inspired men by his mere existance in his day, and continues to do so in the present.

This January Nineteeth will his 200th birthday, and I for one will raise my glass in praise of good Marse Robert.

I remain,

yr obt svt,

JDC Duncan

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