Elizabeth Blair Lee


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Elizabeth Blair Lee (born June 20, 1818, Kentucky; died September 13, 1906) was an American woman who lived through the American Civil War, and wrote hundreds of letters describing the events of the times to her husband, Samuel Philips Lee.

She was born in Kentucky to Francis Preston Blair and Eliza Violet Gist Blair. She was the sister of Montgomery Blair, Jessup Blair, and Francis ... more »

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  • ''Surely tis by faith we are upheld thro such trials—justice will be meted in time to those who fill soft places and malign men who perform heroic duties—''
    Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-?), U.S. housewife. Wartime Washington, letter dated August 6, 1864 (1991). Born in Kentucky, Lee later lived in Marylan...
  • ''The Sound of battle fell upon my ear & heart all day yesterday—even after dark the cannon's insatiate roar continued ...''
    Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-?), U.S. housewife. Wartime Washington, letter dated October 15, 1863 (1991). Born in Kentucky, Lee later lived in Maryl...
  • ''The President's proclamation took the breath out of me this morning. He is in the hands of the Phillistines [sic] ...''
    Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818-?), U.S. housewife. Wartime Washington, letter dated September 23, 1862 (1991). Born in Kentucky, Lee later lived in Mar...
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