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The Christian General

Early in the war, a young five year old boy went with his father to call on General Robert E. Lee at his Richmond headquarters to present him with a copy of the Bible. General Lee warmly greeted the father and the young enthusiastic Confederate, and upon receiving the Bible with joyous gratification, put the boy upon his knee. A few days later, General Lee rode out to the boy's house to give him a signed copy of Recollections of General Washington, edited by Mrs. Lee. He told the young lad he could not have received anything which he prized more highly than the Holy Bible.