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Monument of Pride

The Robert E. Lee Monument represents the Southern theme of pride
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Josh Vijayam

on 18 October 2012

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The Robert E. Lee Monument Monument of Pride In Richmond, Virginia -- On Monument Ave Theme of Pride General Robert E. Lee Pride led to his loyalty Instead he joined Confederate Army under President Jefferson Davis Used to be a part of the Union Army President Lincoln wanted him to fight for the Union Because of his Southern roots and Southern pride. Through
People of the South Through
General Lee Pride led to Hard Work - He never gave up - He had many health issues - Battleground was very rough Soldiers had no motivation General Lee appealed to their sense of pride He was a great motivator Shown in two ways Pride through Southerners By constructing the monument itself, the theme of Pride is shown through Southerners- The monument was constructed EVEN THOUGH the South lost the Civil War because - General Lee served as a beacon of hope and light during tough times He surrendered honorably and with valor His determination and perseverance are revered by the Southern people The monument itself. Location Construction The Southerns placed the monument right in the middle of Richmond - the city that was the headquarters for the Confederacy It marked the beginning of was is now called as Monument Avenue - it was the first monument there! When the monument arrived by train into Richmond (it was constructed in France), between 10,000 to 20,000 Southerns took turns hauling the monument to its location The Southern people hired a French artist to construct a monument to their great officer This artist, Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié, designed and built the 61 foot bronze statue of General Lee and his horse, Traveller Erected on May 29, 1890 The pedestal was designed by Architect Paul Pujol, another French artist This hardwork and teamwork involved was led by the pride that the Southern people had to General Lee The monument was constructed to be the biggest, tallest, and most imposing statue in Richmond at the time - for the most part, it still is! Conclusion The Robert E. Lee memorial serves to illustrate the deep pride found in the South -now and forever Through General Lee himself. Through the Southern People. Pride People will never forget the great idol that General Lee was The monument serves as his legacy References For Pictures For information 1. http://politibits.blogs.tuscaloosanews.com/files/2011/01/Gettysburg-7-13-09-143-450x600.jpg 2. http://mobilitylab.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Richmon-Robert-E.-Lee-Monument.jpg 3. http://www2.timesdispatch.com/mgmedia/image/0/354/117954/robert-e-lee/ 5. http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1864/june/battle.jpg 4. http://www.mikelynaugh.com/VirtualCivilWar/ConfederateHeritageParade/Images/IMG_2410.jpg 6. http://tuckahoe.wikispaces.com/file/view/534px-Abraham_Lincoln_seated%2C_Feb_9%2C_1864.jpg/30550080/534px-Abraham_Lincoln_seated%2C_Feb_9%2C_1864.jpg 7. http://aboutfacts.net/Weapons&War/War61/Small/President-Jefferson-Davis.jpg 8. http://rebelyell1.com/Biographies/bio%20pic%20of%20robert%20e%20lee.jpg 9. http://www.nndb.com/people/930/000049783/robert-e-lee-sm.jpg 1. Civil War Trust – Robert E. Lee - http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/robert-e-lee.html 2. National Archives - Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender -http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays-doc/index.html?dod-date=409 3. JSTOR – Reviews in American History - http://www.jstor.org/stable/2702775?seq=4 4. PBS – General Robert E. Lee - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/photo-gallery/lee-gallery/ 5. New York Times – Times Topics Robert E. Lee -http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/robert_e_lee/index.html 6. Blog post - Corey Fehribach - Confidence/Pride - http://blogs.iac.gatech.edu/southernrhetoric2/2012/09/19/confidence/ 7. NPS - Robert Edward Lee - http://www.nps.gov/arho/historyculture/robert-lee.htm 8. The Richmond Navigator - http://www.richmondnavigator.com/the-first-monument-robert-e-lee By: Josh Vijayam
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