Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 – october 12, 1870) in otl was a career united states army officer, an engineer, and among the most celebrated generals in american history lee was the son of major general henry lee iii light horse harry (1756–1818), governor of virginia, and his second. General robert e lee was not charged with treason and he spent no time in jail during the brief five years that he lived following the civil war, robert e lee became the president of washington college (now washington and lee) in virginia. Few american families are as deeply embedded in the nation’s history as the lees of virginia the pre-eminent confederate general robert e lee but now, as tempers flare around the country. Robert edward lee, known as robert e lee, is best known as the american soldier who commanded the confederate army of northern virginia during the american civil war robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, virginia on january 19th, 1807 his father was major.
Lee is an obvious subject for american civil war alternate histories ward moore's bring the jubilee (1953), kantor's if the south had won the civil war (1960), lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history university of north carolina press. Robert e lee was born at stratford, westmoreland county, virginia: parents, henry lee (“light-horse harry” lee) of leesylvania, and ann hill carter of shirley 1811 removed to alexandria with his family. Few figures in american history are more divisive, contradictory or elusive than robert e lee, the reluctant, tragic leader of the confederate army, who died in his beloved virginia at age 63 in.
When news broke that new orleans mayor mitch landrieu wanted to take down the statue of robert e lee from his place at the center of what is known today as lee circle, it set off a firestorm of. Biography of general robert e lee - including history articles, links, recommended books and more robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 – october 12, 1870) was an american and confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the confederate states army. Robert e lee biography general (1807–1870) robert e lee was the leading confederate general during the us civil war and has been venerated as a heroic figure in the american south. Facts & information about robert e lee, a confederate civil war general during the american civil war general robert e lee robert e lee facts born january 19, 1807 died october 12, 1870 beginning rank major general, virginia state troops highest rank achieved general, confederate states of america more about robert e lee robert e. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 – october 12, 1870) was a career united states army officer and combat engineer he became the commanding general of the confederate army in the american civil war and a postwar icon of the south's lost cause a top graduate of west point, lee distinguished.
Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 – october 12, 1870) was the general-in-chief of the confederate states army during the american civil war he led the army of northern virginia in the eastern theater of the american civil war. A biography of robert e lee n american general pages 7 words 2,081 view full essay more essays like this: general lee, robert e lee, biography of robert e lee, american general not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university general lee, robert e lee, biography of robert e lee, american general not. One day in january, a few years before the civil war, robert e lee wrote to the new york times, seeking a correction the man who would become the top confederate general was trying to set the.
Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 at stratford, virginia, the youngest son in a wealthy family he was groomed for a military career from an early age, as his father was a general in the american army. Account of robert e lee's last meal from recollections and letters of general robert e lee, chapter 24 robert e lee prayed in battle again near petersburg, lee was observed kneeling in prayer, a short distance from the road, as his troops marched by. Biography of robert e lee: the life and times of a military genius. (about) untouched photo of robert e lee, age 38, and his son william henry fitzhugh lee, age 8, in 1845 this photo was also taken one year prior to lee fighting in the mexican-american war (1846-48.
General robert e lee’s confederate army of northern virginia entered the final stage of a protracted season of campaigning as it marched toward maryland during the first week of september 1862. Robert e lee, in full robert edward lee, (born january 19, 1807, stratford, westmoreland county, virginia, us—died october 12, 1870, lexington, virginia), confederate general, commander of the army of northern virginia, the most successful of the southern armies during the american civil war (1861–65. Synopsis stonewall jackson was born in clarksburg (then virginia), west virginia, on january 21, 1824 a skilled military tactician, he served as a confederate general under robert e lee in the. Robert e lee was a great american he was in rebellion against his country for four tortuous, bloody years at the head of the army of northern virginia, he came darn close to winning southern.