Lee at Appomattox

Lee at Appomattox

And Other Papers (Classic Reprint)

by Charles Francis Adams, Jr.

Hardback Publication Date: 29/04/2018

Excerpt from Lee at Appomattox: And Other Papers The last paper included in the present volume that entitled Shall Cromwell have a Statue? Was not in the first edition of it. The obvious sequel to the paper entitled Lee at Appomattox, the occasion for it had not arisen at the time the material for the earlier edition was brought together. Read at Worcester in October, 1901, the Lee at Appomat tox was designed to influence, if possible, the course of events then taking place in South Africa, calling at tention to the example of Lee, thirty-six years before, under not dissimilar circumstances. Republished in England, it excited no inconsiderable notice, and was referred to by Mr. Chamberlain in the House of Com mons. Subsequently, and during the final stages of the South African war, the capitulation of Lee was always in the minds of influential members of the British Cabinet, and official instructions were sent to Lord Milner to take it as an example.

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