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Consultation With Isaiah – Isaiah 37:1 – 37:20

Robert E. Lee’s Opinion of General Whiting

In the early days of the Southern Confederacy, General Robert E. Lee was severely criticized by General Whiting. It might have been expected that Lee would try to get even with Whiting. A day came when president Jefferson Davis asked General Lee to come for consultation. He wanted to know what Lee thought of General Whiting. Without hesitation Lee commended Whiting and called him one of the ablest men in the confederate army. An officer told Lee he must not know what unkind things Whiting had been saying about him. Lee answered: “I understood that the president desired to know my opinion of Whiting, not Whiting’s opinion of me.” (Sermon Central)