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Robert E. Lee's Treason and War Crimes Indictment

Author and historian John Reeves discussed his book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, which recounts the June 1865 indictment against the… read more

Author and historian John Reeves discussed his book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, which recounts the June 1865 indictment against the General Lee and other Confederate leaders for treason and war crimes. The document went missing for 72 years, and Lee and other Confederates eventually received amnesty from President Andrew Johnson. But Reeves contended the indictment’s disappearance is symbolic of how Americans quickly forget the legal and moral case against Lee, and he soon became widely viewed as an American hero, with admirers in the South and North. The National Archives in Washington, D.C., hosted this talk. close

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Robert E. Lee's Treason and War Crimes Indictment

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Program ID:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 07, 2018 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 23, 2018 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jul 07, 2018 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 15, 2018 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 22, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 23, 2018 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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