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Topic - Elizabeth Brown Pryor
In 2002, two trunks were discovered at the Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. in Alexandria. The trunks were full of letters and other artifacts collected by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's eldest daughter.
The reputations of few important Americans have fluctuated as widely as Robert E. Lee's has. At the beginning of the 20th century, Lee was admired not just in the South, where he was a demigod, but in the North as well. He was seen not only as America's greatest general but also as a humane Christian soldier who, after the war, helped reunify the country. He prayed for his enemies and insisted that hostilities not continue past his army's surrender at Appomattox.
She said it is true that Lee regarded slavery as an "unfortunate institution" but that view was primarily because of the harmful ways slavery affected whites.
"There's a lot of justifying; you can see that this is a very troubled mind, as we can imagine," Ms. Pryor said. "It would almost have been strange to go through that experience with the disappointment he did and have not been troubled."