Wednesday, July 1, 2009


We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.
- Robert E. Lee

Today, July 1, marks the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863). Known as the high water mark of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, it was the ultimately the greatest defeat for General Lee. Lee was a talented officer, once offered command of the Northern forces before his decision to cast his allegience to the side of his native Virginia. This quote serves as a reminder that we can learn from hard lessons perhaps even better than from easy times.

For more information on the life of Robert E. Lee, read this site.


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