A fine time was had at the First White House of the Confederacy on Monday, Jan 21 as we celebrated the 206th anniversary of the birth of Robert Edward Lee.
Rev. Michael Howell of Trinity Presbyterian church in Montgomery spoke about Robert E. Lee’s faith in God and how it sustained him, not only during the War Between the States, but all his life.
Growing up his daily life included reading scripture and family prayers, and this did not wane in his adult life. Often, he would stop what he was doing and kneel to pray for his men in battle.
Howell spoke of the religious revival that swept through North and South during the period just before and during the War. These were not just battlefield conversions, but statistics showed that those who survived, went on to be devout church members, even to the end of their days.
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