I agree with much of what Christopher Rein says, but hope I will be allowed some "howevers." No general who earns the deep respect and affection of his troops, to the degree that Lee did, can be regarded as contemptible. His willingness to gamble tactically in desperate situations, as at Chancellorsville and, to some extent, Antietam, deserves our professional respect.
John--with an acknowledgement that it is a new month, and that our recent operations in support of Iranian allies against the Kurds certainly throws Operation Provide Comfort into stark relief, I just have to take a swing at Ian's softball:
TOC: The Civil War Monitor: Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 2017)
Most famously noted for the surrender conference of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant in the U.S. Civil War, this area's history is remarkable. The surrender occurred at the McLean House, but the surrounding village has been named after the Old Appomattox Courthouse. The area includes these historical buildings, and their preservation stands as a reminder of the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse that occurred during the Civil War.
New in MiWSR
On May 12 at 7pm The Scotch Plains Public Library is proud to present Robert E. Lee : Conflicted Confederate with Elizabeth Brown Pryor, historian, author, and diplomat in the U.S.