Gen. Robert E. Lee’s courage and steadfastness, fierce temper, and intense personality are already well-known, but what is less-known are his impressive acts of chivalry, compassion shown towards his enemies, his fondness for animals, and his tenderness towards family and friends.
Serving as a perfect companion to his first compilation, Robert E. Lee’s Lighter Side, this collection includes letters, diary excerpts, and touching stories from Lee himself, as well as his wife, children, students, and strangers who recorded his acts of kindness. This is not a book about Lee’s sentimentality or weakness, but serves instead to offer surprising glimpses at his more merciful side.
Chapters include examples of Lee’s expressions of sensitivity towards family, fellow soldiers, slaves, and others, documenting the full humanity of this complex man.
About the Author
Thomas Forehand, Jr. grew up in Burns, Tennessee. Since the summer of 2001, he has portrayed Robert E. Lee at Sons of Confederate Veterans camps, historical societies, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters, and other historically interested groups. In 2004, he was granted the Robert E. Lee Award from the Tennessee Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for his authentic portrayals. You can read more about Mr. Forehand’s passion for Robert E. Lee by visiting his Web site: www.generalrobertelee.org.