He was only 63 years old when he died, But what a life he led! What with rising from genteel poverty, West Point, The War with Mexico, taking a part in the Indian wars, the war between the States & Command of the incrediable Army of Northern Virginia. Followed by a honorable surrender to overwhelming force.
Then President of a Southern University after turning down some profitable jobs. While encouraging the South to come to terms with the peace. I get tired just by reading ths!
Now I don’t really care what anybody else might say about him. But you could do a WHOLE lot worse than to use him for a role model. As I hold that unlike so many of us. The man talked the talk & REALLY walked the walk! Grumpy