Robert E. Lee at age 31, then a young Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. Army, 1838



The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He can not only forgive; he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which imparts sufficient strength to let the past be put the past~Robert E. Lee


Date1838 SourceThomas, Emory M. Robert E. Lee: an album. New York: WW. Norton & Company, 1999 ISBN 0-393-04778-4 Author William Edward West (1788-1857)
Robert E. Lee at age 31, then a young Lieutenant of Engineers, U. S. Army, 1838
  • The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He can not only forgive; he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which imparts sufficient strength to let the past be put the past~Robert E. Lee

Date1838 SourceThomas, Emory M. Robert E. Lee: an album. New York: WW. Norton & Company, 1999 ISBN 0-393-04778-4 Author William Edward West (1788-1857)