19 January 2010

Lee Chapel - The Office Of Robert E. Lee










  


Lee Chapel has put together an excellent online exhibit of Robert E. Lee's college office, located in the basement of Lee Chapel. You can explore the office, along with its contents, here.

From this website: "
With the rule of civility, exemplified by the W&L 'speaking tradition,' Lee’s legacy of honor continues to permeate academic and social life at Washington and Lee University and serves as a model nationwide."


"A model nationwide." I would wholeheartedly agree. General Lee is still much revered in Virginia, Lexington, and at Washington & Lee University. Some CW bloggers and historians don't like that. They call it "celebratory history" or "Lost Cause sympathy" or "neo-Confederate" romanticism. I call it simple admiration of a great man.

3 comments:

Msimons said...

Thanks for the Link it looked very nice. Yet another place to visit.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

You're welcome. It's a wonderful place to visit - I go there quite often.

Rebel Raider said...

I visited Lexington about 2 yrs ago mainly to see VMI and the Lee chapel. Much to my disappointment they had closed it off(the chapel) to tourists due to renovations. Alas, maybe next time.

"Some CW bloggers and historians don't like that. They call it "celebratory history" or "Lost Cause sympathy" or "neo-Confederate" romanticism. I call it simple admiration of a great man."

I would venture to say that many detractors who subscribe to such tripe find no qualms in the deification of Lincoln. At least the celebration of Lee comes closer to reality...for my money at least.