Sorry, I mean Robert E. Lee and Edgar Allen Poe.
Now, as an English major and writer (sort of), you might expect that I would be talking today about Edgar Allen Poe and his lasting influence on American literature. And, to be sure, his contributions to the artform were significant.
But this morning, when I woke up and was browsing through the notifications on my phone (what? isn't that what you do first thing after you wake up?) I saw one of my favorite news website's headlines: "Today in 1807, future Confederate General/Traitor Robert E. Lee was born."
Man, nothing gets you out of bed like an adrenaline-filled shock of indignation. Traitor? Really??
Strap in, cause we're going to take a little walk through history today. I really hope you stay for this one, because this is a subject near and dear to my heart.
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