By Robert Stiles
Not certainly one of his males used to be an exact follower of Robert Lee for 4 complete years. in reality, he was once no longer himself within the army provider of Virginia and of the accomplice States jointly for that size of time, and he didn't think own command of what was once then the accomplice "Army of the Potomac" and later, below his management, turned the "Army of Northern Virginia," till June i, 1862.
But greater than a yr sooner than, certainly simply after the secession of the kingdom, Governor Letcher had appointed Lee to the manager command of the Virginia troops, which, less than his plastic hand, regardless of colossal stumbling blocks, have been grew to become over in a couple of weeks in reasonable soldierly situation to the accomplice executive, and have become the nucleus of the old military of Northern Virginia ; and their commander used to be created one of many 5 complete generals supplied for by means of legislations within the army carrier of the accomplice States.
As complete basic within the accomplice provider, Lee was once now not
at first assigned to specific command, yet remained at
Richmond as "Military Adviser to the President."
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Four Years Under Marse Robert (1903) by Robert Stiles