Lee the Prophet?

At the beginning of the Civil War most people on both sides were confident of a brief war and an early victory for the side they supported.  Wiser heads, among them Lincoln and Davis, assumed that the war would be long and bloody.  Robert E. Lee was firmly in the camp of Lincoln and Davis.  I have always been struck by this statement that he purportedly made on May 5, 1861: (more…)

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