The Civil War, Day by Day

Dignity and Valor


Dignity and Valor

A massive torso made Lee appear larger than he actually was. To his Confederate soldiers, he was affectionately known as “Marse Robert.”

Even as a young officer, Lee looked like a soldier. He stood five feet, eleven inches tall, was a compact 170 pounds, had wavy black hair, brown eyes, and even features. Dignity, tact, piety, and a quiet confidence were leading characteristics of the man. Lee was one who always commanded respect by his mere presence.





December's Archived Features:

Sunday December 1, 2019
Monday December 2, 2019
Tuesday December 3, 2019
Wednesday December 4, 2019
Thursday December 5, 2019
Friday December 6, 2019

 

 

 
All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Künstler, Edward Lengel, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright © 2001-2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.