a lecture by Dr. Charles E. Baker (2010)
one compact disc; 57 minutes
In this lecture, Dr. Charles E. Baker demonstrates that Robert Edward Lee was the very antithesis of the numerous idols that are adored by Americans today. No finer example of a Southern gentleman and leader exists whose positive impact was so great during and after the War Between the States. His superb character as a Christian gentleman stood out in his life as a man, husband, father, citizen, soldier, and a leader. Ever the humble servant of his Lord, Lee exhibited a gracious demeanor even to his enemies in battle, and was foremost in calling for the surrender of sectional hatred and a national healing when the great conflict had come to an end. Also included is a reading of John Esten Cooke's account of Lee's funeral at Lexington, Virginia on 15 October 1870.