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Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within - Page 47
by Nate Self - 2011 - 408 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 108

American literature - 1911
...of all the horrors of war. ' You have no idea of what a horrible sight a battlefield is.' And again, 'What a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy...devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.' Yet we must remember that at the time of his great military glory Lee was not a young man, and the...
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General Lee

Fitzhugh Lee - 1894 - 433 pages
...selfboasting and adulation, how strong would be my belief in final success and happiness to our country ! But what a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy...to devastate the fair face of this beautiful .world ! I pray that on this day, when only peace and good-will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may...
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General Lee

Fitzhugh Lee - 1894 - 433 pages
...how strong would be my belief in final success and happiness to our country ! But what a cruel th1ng is war; to separate and destroy families and friends,...to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world ! I pray that on this day, when only peace and good-will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may...
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Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee

Robert Edward Lee - Electronic book - 1904 - 461 pages
...selfboasting and adulation, how strong would be my belief in fina.l success and happiness to our country ! But what a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy...fri/ends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has anted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred nstead of love for our neighbours, and to devastate...
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Southern Writers: Selections in Prose and Verse

William Peterfield Trent - American literature - 1905 - 524 pages
...self-boasting and adulation, how strong would be my belief in final success and happiness to our country ! But what a cruel thing is war ; to separate and destroy...fill our, hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbours, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world ! I pray that, on this day when...
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Life and Letters of Robert Edward Lee: Soldier and Man

John William Jones - Confederate States of America - 1906 - 486 pages
...self-boasting and adulation, how strong would be my belief in final success and happiness to our country ! But what a cruel thing is war, to separate and destroy...to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world ! I pray that on this day, when only peace and good-will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may...
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Judah P. Benjamin

Pierce Butler - Jewish statesmen - 1906 - 459 pages
...victor, grieved at the slaughter, wrote to his wife on Christmas Day : " But what a cruel thing is war j to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has given us in this world ; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate...
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Judah P. Benjamin

Pierce Butler - Jewish statesmen - 1907 - 459 pages
...of Europe ; while the victor, grieved at the slaughter, wrote to his wife on Christmas Day : " But what a cruel thing is war ; to separate and destroy...friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has given us in this world ; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate...
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Robert E. Lee, the Southerner

Thomas Nelson Page - Confederate States of America - 1908 - 312 pages
...self-boasting and adulation, how strong would be my belief in final success and happiness to our country. But what a cruel thing is war to separate and destroy...to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world! I pray that on this day when only peace and good will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may...
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Little Masterpieces of Autobiography, Volume 2

George Iles - 1908
...self-boasting and adulation, how strong would be my belief in final success and happiness to our country! But what a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, 68 General Robert E. Lee and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to...
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