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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. I have, therefore, resigned my commission in the army,... "
Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland - Seite 96
von Society of the Army of the Cumberland. Reunion - 1870
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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...Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor service may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword."...
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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...Army, and save in defense of my native state (with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed), I hope I may never be called upon to draw...
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Southern Invincibility: A History of the Confederate Heart

Wiley Sword - 2007 - 448 Seiten
...necessity for this state of things, . . . yet in my own person I had to raise the question whether I should take part against my native state. With all my devotion...have, therefore, resigned my commission in the Army "ll ampton County, Virginia, for "military skill, bravery, and noble deportment" during the Mexican...
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Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-made Man

Garry Wills - 2002 - 617 Seiten
...immoral decision, especially when we read the anguished letters he wrote to friends, justifying it. With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling...therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defence of my native state, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope...
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Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee

J. William Jones - 2004 - 464 Seiten
...redress of grievances, real or supposed, yet in my own person I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native state. With all my devotion...and save in defense of my native state — with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed — I hope I may never be called upon to draw...
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Recollections and Letters

Robert E. Lee - 2004 - 405 Seiten
...redress of grievances, real or supposed, yet in my own person I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native State. "With all my devotion...Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my...
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Good Citizenship in America

David M. Ricci, Professor David M Ricci - 2004 - 313 Seiten
...57 DredScottf. Sandford (1857), 19 Howard 393. 58 Thus on April ¿o, 1861, he wrote to his sister: "With all my devotion to the Union, and the feeling...therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defence of my native state ... I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword." Excerpts from the...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2006 - 944 Seiten
...forborne and pleaded to the end for redress of grievances, real or supposed," he was unable, he explained, "to raise my hand against my relatives, my children,...Army, and save in defense of my native State (with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed) I hope I may never be called upon to draw my...
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Primary Source Fluency Activities: Expanding & Preserving the Union

Wendy Conklin - 2005 - 192 Seiten
...not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, or my home. l have, therefore, resigned my commission in the Army,...and, save in defense of my native state, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, l hope l may never be called upon to draw my...
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Maryland Voices of the Civil War

Charles W. Mitchell - 2007 - 548 Seiten
...which Virginia, after a long struggle, has been drawn; I had to meet the question whether I should take part against my native State. With all my devotion...Army, and save in defense of my native State (with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed) I hope I may never be called upon to draw my...
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