It noted that after the war, Gen. Robert E. Lee said, "It's time to furl the flag, boys," and told Southerners to "obliterate the marks of civil strife and to commit to oblivion the feelings it engendered."
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"the blessing of the Almighty ... He alone can give us peace and freedom and I humbly submit to His holy will," he wrote his wife. "Thank God for victories!"
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