The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865
His errors and weaknesses notwithstanding, Robert E. Lee’s character and generalship have been admired, imitated, and celebrated ever since. His sterling example, faith in God, and submission to Providence, have kept him in the first rank of great Christian warriors in history. In recent years attempts have been made to erase him from the history books, and vilify his honor and reputation by the myth-makers who live in a utopian fantasy world of their own making. Facts, however, are still stubborn things, as are the hearts of people who know the truth and will not compromise with the ever-changing whims of fashion.
In this 1865 picture taken at his Franklin Street home in Richmond, Lee is seen seated between his son, George Washington Custis (on his right) and Lt. Colonel Walter H. Taylor on his left