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The Civil War: Conflicted Loyalties of Robert E. Lee

Historian Gary Gallagher

Historian Gary Gallagher

Washington, DC
Saturday, May 28, 2011

Robert E. Lee was a conflicted man when he stood before the Virginia House of Delegates in 1861 to accept command of the state’s military forces. Exactly 150 years later, historian Gary Gallagher spoke on the same spot about Lee’s resignation from the U.S. Army and his competing loyalties--between his country and that of Virginia.

Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:17pm (ET)

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