Attacking those who disagree will solve nothing

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By Christopher Brooke

Given Robert E. Lee’s personal gallantry and his willingness to work as a constructive citizen after the Civil War despite helping to lead the Confederate army, I’d like to think the Virginian would abhor that racists continue to elevate him as a hero of white supremacy.

I recently came across a — possibly apocryphal — story of a wounded Union soldier who jeered Lee as he rode away from a lost battle only to see the general stop his horse, swing off and approach. The wounded soldier for the North thought Lee would kill him.

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