The Soul of Lee
Authored by Randolph McKim, a 1st Lieutant and ADC Brigadier-General of George Stewarts’ Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. McKim, as one of the survivors of that army, desired to picture his great commander with great affection.
A volume that covers in great detail Lee’s ancestry, birth, and early years; his military training; his offensive and defensive strategies; and his spiritual life, including his response to suffering and loss. And much material about Lee after the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox.
About the Author
The author is Confederate veteran Randolh McKim of Maryland. When the War Between the States commenced, McKim was a student at the University of Virginia. His family had a divided loyalty, and McKim chose to enlist in the 1st Maryland infantry. He saw action at Manassas, Richmond, and in Stonewall Jackson’s extensive Valley Campaign. During his military career, he won honorable mention in numerous staff reports for bravery under fire.
In the fall of 1863 McKim, resigned his commission to finish his degree in theology. He soon rejoined the service as chaplain of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, where he often astonished the troops by accompanying them on combat missions. He remained in this capacity until the end of the war. Shortly after the war, McKim become the Episcopal Bishop of Washington D.C. and remained active in veteran affairs all his life.
Table of Contents
- Ancestry, Birth, and Early Years
- Lee in the Service of the U. S. Army
- The Soul of Lee in the Great Crisis of His Lie
- General Lee as a Master of Offensive Strategy
- Lee as a Master of Defensive Strategy
- Lee in the Siege of Petersburg
- The Soul of Lee in Disaster
- Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia
- Glimpses of Lee’s Army
- Numerical Strength of the Confederate Army
- Lee After the Surrender
- Lee’s Spiritual Life
- The Gettysburg Campaign
- Good Men A Nation’s Strength