Saturday, July 20, 2013

Robert E. Lee and a Glimpse of History

Robert E. Lee, a general for the Confederacy in the US Civil War, was a great-grandson in-law of George Washington, the first US president. Lee ended up siding with the South because he felt more loyal to Virginia than the US. After the South lost, out of what kind of needs to be called spite, the North turned Lee's estate into Arlington National Cemetery. Oh the tricks of history: in hindsight they make sense, but as they happen, seeming chance and dumb luck surprise again and again. #SaturdayMorningMusing

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