Confederate History and Heritage Month: Robert E. Lee takes an oath

(Image courtesy of the National Archives)




I can imagine how embarrassing it must have been for Bobby Lee to have to grovel for forgiveness. A real man would have just blown his brains out. There is no reason to celebrate this colossal failure. He turned against his own countrymen and then came begging for a chance to protect and defend the Constitution? Well, I say, "No Monuments for Turncoats"!











Restoring the honor!






Comments

  1. He didn't grovel. Most Confederates didn't grovel after the war. That's one reason they were, and still are, despised by so many...

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    1. I wonder what made Bobby change his mind besides the serious ass kicking?

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    2. He wanted to keep his men from engaging in a bloody guerrilla war...

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    3. What? The war was over. You guys lost bad! These turds took amnesty oaths and came crawling back to America. They should have executed them all starting with Bobert. No Monuments For Turncoats!

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    4. Oh and you know what else is weird? The amnesty oath specifically singles out all laws and proclamations having to do with the emancipation of slaves. That's really weird, considering that "the war wasn't over slavery". LOL!

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    5. Duh, don't you understand what guerrilla war is? From Wikipedia:

      Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.

      Can the phony indignation. Lee's rejection of guerrilla warfare is established history. To carp on history like you do, but not know it, is hilarious and pathetic at the same time.

      Porter Alexander, Lee's chief of artillery, suggested to Lee that instead of surrendering, he should disband the Army of Northern Virginia so they could escape to the Blue Ridge mountains and conduct a guerrilla war. Lee gave him several reasons why that wouldn't work.

      They didn't come "crawling" back to America, they were forced back in. And they weren't hanged because the Union knew the South had done nothing wrong.

      Slavery was a factor in the war, which I've said numerous time, so your infantile LOL is misplaced. Slavery wasn't why the fighting started, though, and it wasn't why the union army invaded the South.

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    6. So, you want the monument removed? Go take it down.

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    7. What are you even talking about???

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  2. Chastain doesn't know when Lee surrendered. The surrender came before the pardon application. So the pardon application has NOTHING to do with Lee's thinking in April 1865. Try to keep up, CC.

    BTW, you botched the Lee/Alexander story as well.

    https://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/lees-choice-at-appomattox-revisited/

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  3. You know it had nothing to do with it? You can read minds from a century and a half ago?

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    1. So, you're saying Lee was already thinking about his pardon before he even surrendered?

      Well, that's depressing... for those under his command.

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    2. Is that the only way you can conceptualize it, sledridge? Or are you being deliberately obtuse just to be a smartaleck?

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    3. The latter. I know what you meant... I just couldn't resist.

      You hang a pitch, I'm going to swing.

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