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A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee by Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886

A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee by Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886

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Title: A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee
Author: John Esten Cooke
Release Date: January 12, 2004 [EBook #10692]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
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[Illustration]
A LIFE OF GEN. ROBERT E. LEE.
BY JOHN ESTEN COOKE.
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language."
"Human virtue should be equal to human calamity."
LEE.
1876
CONTENTS.
PART I.
_LEE'S EARLY LIFE_.
I.--Introduction

II.--The Lees of Virginia
III.--General "Light-Horse Harry" Lee
IV.--Stratford
V.--Lee's Early Manhood and Career in the United States Army
VI.--Lee and Scott
VII.--Lee resigns
VIII.--His Reception at Richmond
IX.--Lee in 1861
X.--The War begins
XI.--Lee's Advance into Western Virginia
XII.--Lee's Last Interview with Bishop Meade

PART II.
_IN FRONT OF RICHMOND_.

I.--Plan of the Federal Campaign
II.--Johnston is wounded
III.--Lee assigned to the Command--his Family at the White House
IV.--Lee resolves to attack
V.--Stuart's "Ride around McClellan"

PART III.
_ON THE CHICKAHOMINY_.

I.--The Two Armies
II.--Lee's Plan of Assault
III.--The Battle of the Chickahominy
IV.--The Retreat
V.--Richmond in Danger--Lee's Views
VI.--Lee and McClellan--their Identity of Opinion

PART IV.
_THE WAR ADVANCES NORTHWARD_.

I.--Lee's Protest
II.--Lee's Manoeuvres
III.--Lee advances from the Rapidan
IV.--Jackson flanks General Pope
V.--Lee follows
VI.--The Second Battle of Manassas

PART V.
_LEE INVADES MARYLAND_.

I.--His Designs
II.--Lee in Maryland
III.--Movements of the Two Armies
IV.--The Prelude to Sharpsburg
V.--The Battle of Sharpsburg
VI.--Lee and McClellan--their Merits in the Maryland Campaign
VII.--Lee and his Men
VIII.--Lee passes the Blue Ridge
IX.--Lee concentrates at Fredericksburg
X.--The Battle of Fredericksburg
XI.--Final Movements of 1862
XII.--The Year of Battles
XIII.--Lee in December, 1862

PART VI.
_CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG_.
I.--Advance of General Hooker
II--The Wilderness

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