Draggingtree Posted January 19, 2013 Share Posted January 19, 2013 19 January Birthday of General Robert Edward Lee — a Legal Holiday in North Carolina Posted: January 19, 2013 19 January Birthday of General Robert Edward Lee — a Legal Holiday in North Carolina North Carolina in 1892 made the birth date of Robert E. Lee a legal holiday in the State. Like Washington before him, he led Americans, including North Carolinians, in battle in their second War of Independence in defense of their homes, inalienable rights and liberty. He considered his State of Virginia as his country, and the South as his home. Explaining his actions in a postwar letter to R.S. McCulloch Lee wrote: ”Every brave people who considered their rights attacked and their constitutional liberties invaded,” it ran, “would have done as we did. Our conduct was not caused by any insurrectional spirit, nor can it be termed a rebellion; for our construction of the Constitution under which we lived and acted was the same from its adoption, and for eighty years we had been taught and educated by the founders of the Republic, and their written declarations, which controlled our consciences and actions. The epithets that have been heaped upon us of “rebels” and “traitors” have no just meaning, nor are they believed in by those who understand the subject, even at the North…” http://omegadispatch.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/19-january-birthday-of-general-robert-edward-lee-a-legal-holiday-in-north-carolina/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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