Robert E. Lee's Lighter Side: The Marble Man's Sense of Humor

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Even though Lee was famous for his humorous letters, the extent of the topics he joked about is unknown to the average Civil War buff.

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Overview

Even though Lee was famous for his humorous letters, the extent of the topics he joked about is unknown to the average Civil War buff.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589803558
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Forehand, Jr. grew up in Burns, Tennessee. Since the summer of 2001, he has portrayed Robert E. Lee at Sons of Confederate Veterans camps, historical societies, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters, and other historically interested groups. In 2004, he was granted the Robert E. Lee Award from the Tennessee Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for his authentic portrayals. You can read more about Mr. Forehand's passion for Robert E. Lee by visiting his Web site: www.generalrobertelee.org.
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Table of Contents

Preface 11
A Chronology of Events in Lee's Life 13
1 The Best Confederate Generals 15
2 A New Way to Fast 15
3 Fire Power 15
4 True History 16
5 Ask Caesar 17
6 He's No Little Shaver 17
7 Lee with His Children 18
8 Brandy, Anyone? 18
9 His Popular Hat 19
10 A Bridal Party Prank 19
11 Top Hat: A Teapot Warmer 19
12 Jeb's Music 20
13 "Come In, Captain" 20
14 Prayers 20
15 A Honeymoon or a Wake? 21
16 Not Kissable 21
17 Can't Spare It! 22
18 A "Lie" 22
19 Contagion 23
20 Nauseous Water 23
21 Lee Was Hit, but Not Hurt 24
22 Honest Meat? 24
23 Lee's Math: X + Y = Headache 25
24 Not Shot, Yet 25
25 Never Marry a Preacher 26
26 Ug-Lee 26
27 A Good Kind of Coward 26
28 Horsing Around 27
29 Tough Biscuits 27
30 New York City Danger 27
31 A Fine "Howdy Do" 28
32 Death at the Lighthouse 28
33 A Bible, Use It! 29
34 Streams, Rivulets, and Brooks 29
35 You Protest Too Much! 30
36 High Church/Low Church Controversy 30
37 Ill 31
38 The Tennessee Line 31
39 Pickin' on a Slow Poke 32
40 An Incurable Disease 32
41 Cruel Stonewall 32
42 Here a Lee, There a Lee 33
43 Wigwam on the Potomac 33
44 Powwow 34
45 Housekeeping 34
46 The Minister's Grace 35
47 Healthy Studying 35
48 Wedding or Funeral? 35
49 Where's the Beef? 36
50 The Unstoppable Pickett 36
51 Cannibal Lee 36
52 Lee's Complaint 37
53 Rapping, Rapping, Gently Rapping 37
54 Just Some Civilians 38
55 Politicians 38
56 Bob and the Nabob 38
57 R. E. Lee, MD 39
58 Fighting Dirty 39
59 Better Ask the Enemy to Wait 40
60 How Real Soldiers Don't Eat 40
61 The House of Stuart 41
62 Lee: The Rebel 41
63 Love and War 41
64 Protect the Mrs.! 42
65 Cousin Markie 43
66 Just a Little Thing 43
67 Right Writin' 43
68 An Ill Artist 44
69 Art for Art's Sake 44
70 A Duck Day 45
71 "Bobby Lee" 45
72 An Opinion 45
73 Permission Denied 45
74 The Best Medicine for Depression 46
75 Man's Big Best Friend 47
76 An Unexcused Absence 47
77 Worth Her Weight In ... 47
78 "Apples & Chestnuts" 48
79 Do Wrong! 48
80 "Custis Morgan" 49
81 "Send Me a Kitten" 49
82 Boy, Girl, Boy ... 50
83 Claim It 50
84 An Amusing Mama's Boy 50
85 The Tale He Liked Best 51
86 In Good Spirits 51
87 Pipe Down! 52
88 You Take the High Road, And ... 52
89 Socks You Can Count [On] 52
90 Love Affairs 53
91 Robert Who? 54
92 No Vacancy 54
93 A Spell 55
94 Making Mary Jealous? 55
95 Blood Always Thicker Than Water? 56
96 Laughter in the Night 56
97 Don't Become a Soldier 56
98 Animal Sacrifice 57
99 They'll Think You Are Crazy 58
100 Ruler of the Roost 58
101 Courting Rules 58
102 Fun on Horseback 59
103 The Old General Husband 59
104 Contagious Laughter 59
105 "Rejoicings of the Saints" 60
106 The Horseless Carriage 60
107 Borrow Her Back 60
108 Chimneys 61
109 Claim that Kiss Later 61
110 Agnes 62
111 Keep Off the Grass! 63
112 Mercy on the Bachelor 63
113 Inspection 64
114 "You'll Fit Right In" 64
115 Salamanders 64
116 Breakfast Menus 65
117 Rags 65
118 "My Order Was Not for You" 66
119 Pikes, Anyone? 66
120 Rainy Retreat 66
121 John Brown 67
122 Apple Tree Diplomacy 67
123 Moss Neck Neckin' 68
124 A Lesson about Crows 69
125 Hurry Up and Snooze! 69
Notes 71
Selected Bibliography 108
Index 110
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