For John, BLUF: General Robert E Lee had a pre-Civil War mindset, in which his ultimate loyalty was to his home state of Virginia, rather than the Federal United States of America. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Politico, by Writer Brent D Griffiths, 12 October 2018.
However, here is the rest of the story:
President Trump, rightly, praises the Generalship of Robert E Lee.I guess that a balanced approach to history is no longer an American virtue.
But, it is a setup.
It is so the President can then heap even more praise on Ohioan Ulysses S Grant, as the general President Lincoln picks to lead the Army of the Potomac in defeating the genius, Lee.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff