There is a true glory and a true honor: the glory of duty done - the honor of the integrity of principle.
Robert E. Lee
So, my son, when in the conflict of life the cloud and the darkness come stand unflinchingly by you post; remain faithful to the discharge of your duty.
Robert E. Lee
Seceded from the Union January 19, 1861
Admitted to Confederate States of America, February 89, 1861
Readmitted to the Union July 15, 1870
Who could not win battles with men such as these
While we are duly performing the duty of good soldiers we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion.
So, then, to every man his chance - to every man. Regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity - to every man the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him - This, seeker, is the promise of America.
To preserve the freedom of the human mind, then, and the freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom. for as we think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as the be purchased at the price of chains of slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take but as for me give me liberty or give me death.
Base of Statue
Men who saw night coming down about them could somehow act as if they stood at the edge of dawn
A Confederate soldier shortly before his death