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" With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. "
The Story of the Great Republic - Seite 244
von Hélène Adeline Guerber - 1899 - 349 Seiten
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Makers and Defenders of America

Anna Elizabeth Foote - 1910 - 342 Seiten
...real or supposed, yet I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native state. With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling...hand against my relatives, my children, my home." Lee could not, however, long maintain this neutral attitude. The time soon came when he found it necessary...
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The Friendly Craft: A Collection of American Letters

Elizabeth Deering Hanscom - 1910 - 364 Seiten
...State. With all my devotion to the t'nion and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citi/en, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. 1 have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the...
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Robert E. Lee, Man and Soldier

Thomas Nelson Page - 1911 - 734 Seiten
...defence of his native State. To his sister, whose husband and son espoused the Union cause, he wrote: "With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling...my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the army, and save in defence of my native State, with...
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Robert E. Lee: Man and Soldier

Thomas Nelson Page - 1911 - 734 Seiten
..."With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling 1 General AL Long's "Memoirs of Robert E. Lee." of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have...my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the army, and save in defence of my native State, with...
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Robert E. Lee, Man and Soldier

Thomas Nelson Page - 1911 - 734 Seiten
..."With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling 1 General AL Long's "Memoirs of Robert E. Lee." of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have...my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the army, and save in defence of my native State, with...
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Studies Military and Diplomatic: 1775-1865

Charles Francis Adams - 1911
...person," he wrote, "I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native State ; I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my...hand against my relatives, my children, my home." It may have been treason to take this position ; the man who took it, uttering these words and sacrificing...
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Studies Military and Diplomatic, 1775-1865

Charles Francis Adams - 1911 - 424 Seiten
...person," he wrote, "I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native State; I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my...hand against my relatives, my children, my home." It may have been treason to take this position; the man who took it, uttering these words and sacrificing...
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Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South

Bertram Wyatt-Brown - 1983 - 597 Seiten
...accept appointment under the new government. He wrote Anne Marshall, his sister, about one of them: "I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home."34 From the days when Tacitus wrote Germanic, the cardinal principle of honor was family defense....
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Honor and Violence in the Old South

Bertram Wyatt-Brown - 1986 - 270 Seiten
...accept appointment under the new government. He wrote Anne Marshall, his sister, about one of them: "I have not been able to make up my mind to raise...hand against my relatives, my children, my home." From the earliest times in Western history, the cardinal principle of honor was family defense. To...
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Willa Cather: A Literary Life

James Woodress - 1989 - 583 Seiten
...decision many southerners made that fateful spring. Robert E. Lee wrote his sister on April 10, 1861: "With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling...my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the...
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