After the war, Lee accepted an offer to serve as the president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia, and served from October 1865 until his death. So instead of a military man, he was an educator dedicated to training the rising generation of young people. Obviously...
After the war, Lee accepted an offer to serve as the president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia, and served from October 1865 until his death. So instead of a military man, he was an educator dedicated to training the rising generation of young people. Obviously this commendable activity became his main goal, overriding any animosities remaining from the war.
Autograph Letter Signed, Lexington, Virginia, March 9, 1866, to Joseph G. Darlington in Philadelphia. Darlington had served in the Union Army and was a future president of the Union League. “Your letter of the 27th ulto., misdirected to Richmond, has been received. I have known Mr. and Mrs. Ball, principals of Springwood School, for many years; and believe anyone entrusted to their care will be properly cared for & educated.”
It says something very positive about the state of personal relationships in the immediate wake of the war that a man like Darlington would seek the advice of the military leader of the Confederacy on a personal matter, and that Lee would respond and freely offer that advice to a recent foe.
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