...They wrote it. Gen. Robert E. Lee was born Jan. 21, 1807. He was called the greatest American general by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was born Jan. 19, 1824. Robert L. Gordon North Augusta, S.C.
...tough for the black leaders and the government to solve the real problems. It is easier to look for an excuse. At least, it seems like something is being done - even if nothing is really gained by it. Dr. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta
...defeated by a much greater manpower. But for those who fought proudly to the end it was their honor to stand together in remembrance of great warriors such as Stonewall Jackson. It was their final duty call. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta
...invasion and destruction of a legitimately formed Southern nation while deifying the most tyrannical of presidents. Impugning the motives of those who wish to honor our brave ancestors is a cheap shot. Robert L. Gordon, DMD, North Augusta
...citizenship was restored. He was a complex individual that history says little about. But he should not be brushed aside with historical rhetoric -- especially today, the anniversary of his birthday. Dr. Robert L. Gordon,North Augusta
...indeed ludicrous to continue to espouse the cause as just about slavery. Southerners had a different mindset toward the federal government, then and now. It was Jeffersonian or anti-federalist. ... Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta
...Religion is the balance that government needs to prevent tyranny. Proof positive is the civil rights movement, which began in the churches of America before it reached the halls of Congress. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta, S.C.
...black, and increased taxes tenfold. So there was plenty of oppression to go around, but these strong Southerners were survivors. Both races helped the other amid the atrocities of Union occupation. Dr. Robert L. Gordon, North Augusta
...He later said to his minister back in Richmond: "It is left in God's hands."Lee's birthday is today.Robert L. Gordon, D.M.D.North Augusta, S.C.
Dr. Robert L. Gordon (letter, May 16) says Abe Lincoln assured Southerners that he would not interfere with slavery. This is what Mr. Lincoln had...