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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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Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy

Michael J. Sandel - 1998 - 417 Seiten
...the Union and also his reported opposition to slavery. "With all my devotion to the Union," he wrote, "I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home If the Union is dissolved, and the Government disrupted, I shall return to my native State and share...
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Focus On U.s. History: The Era Of The Civil War And Reconstruction:grades 7-9

Kathy Sammis - 1997 - 128 Seiten
...from a service to which I have devoted all the best years of my life [resigning from the US Army]. 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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The Book of Heroes: Great Men and Women in American History, Band 1

George Charles Roche, Lissa Roche - 1998 - 256 Seiten
...opposed to on every ground." But he took a different tone with his sister Ann, an ardent Unionist: "I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hands against my relatives, my children, my home." Loyalty to the "Old Dominion" of Virginia came first....
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With Porter in North Missouri: A Chapter in the History of the War Between ...

Joseph Aloysius Mudd - 1999 - 469 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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Stickin': The Case For Loyalty

James Carville - 2000 - 224 Seiten
...whole. The day he resigned from the army Lee wrote to his sister in Baltimore. She was for the Union. With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling...my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. 2 One of the most celebrated cases of divided loyalty was that of Sir Thomas More, the Lord Chancellor...
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Southern Invincibility: A History of the Confederate Heart

Wiley Sword - 2007 - 448 Seiten
...yet in my own person I had to raise the question whether I should take part against my native state. 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 "ll ampton County, Virginia, for "military skill,...
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The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Land Warfare: An Illustrated World View

Byron Farwell - 2001 - 900 Seiten
...outbreak of the American Civil War, he resigned his commission. In a letter to his sister he wrote: "With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling...hand against my relatives, my children, my home." In his letter of resignation, sent to General Winfield Scott, he spoke of "the struggle it has cost...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - 2002 - 992 Seiten
...to the other side. Robert E. Lee wrote his sister, Anne Marshall, from Arlington House on April 20: "With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling...hand against my relatives, my children, my home." On the same day, he sent aletter of resignation to Union General-inChief Winfield Scott: "Save in defence...
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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher - 2003 - 304 Seiten
...the complaints of those who felt betrayed by the secession and by the war. LOYALTY AND BETRAYAL "For all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling of loyalty...hand against my relatives, my children, my home." - Robert E Lee unfire breeds fear. When brothers start firing muskets and •cannons at each other,...
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Arlington National Cemetery: A Nation's Story Carved in Stone

Lorraine Jacyno Dieterle - 2001 - 95 Seiten
...was inevitable. and with sadness Lee. who was no slave owner, declined. He later wrote to his sister, "With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty as an American citizen. I [am not able] ... to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my...
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