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Photographer: Craig Swain
Taken: November 10, 2007
Caption: General Lee Under Fire
Additional Description: Near here on May 2, 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee came under fire from Federal artillery. He was described as indifferent when one shell cut down a tree just a few feet above him. Later officers approached the general urging, "General, we cannot spare you, go back under the hill." And although he obliged his doting staff, he would return shortly afterwards to the front, calmly watching the fighting.
Submitted: November 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p10234
File Size: 1.151 Megabytes
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