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Robert E. Lee's Impressions of South Texas

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Robert E. Lee wrote:

 

"The sun was fiery hot and the atmosphere like a blast from a hot air furnace, the water salt. Every branch and leaf in this country, nearly, are armed with a point and seem to poison the flesh. What a blessing the children are not here! They would be ruined."

 

----- Robert E. Lee in a letter to his wife from Fort Ringgold (near present day Rio Grand City), August 25th, 1856

Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

 
Posted : 27th December 2019 4:32 pm
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