Confederate general who led southern forces against the union army in the american civil war, robert edward lee was born january 19, 1807, at his family home of stratford hall in northeastern. Robert edward lee kite, veteran and building contractor, was born in tennessee but enlisted in 1898 from texas he came to arizona in 1923 and entered general contracting. Introduction the son of a revolutionary war hero, with deep roots in the virginia aristocracy, robert edward lee compiled an exemplary academic and disciplinary record en route to graduation from the us military academy in 1829. In the june 1969 issue of civil war history — volume 5, number 2, pages 116-132 — a renowned southern historian attacked the legacy of confederate gen robert e lee.
Whether you like it or not, robert e lee, the civil war, harper's ferry, sherman's march to the sea, or the civil war memorial in our own central park are not the root cause of racial, class. Robert edward lee was an american general known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. Robert underwood johnson and clarence clough buel, editors, battles and leaders of the civil war, volume 3 (new york: the century company, 1887), 498 confederate major general preston smith robert underwood johnson and clarence clough buel, editors, battles and leaders of the civil war, volume 3 (new york: the century company, 1887), 8. Robert e lee robert edward lee (19 january 1807 - 12 october 1870) was an american soldier best known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865 lee was an exceptional officer and combat engineer in the united states army for 32 years.
Book recommendations on robert e lee i would like to hear recommendations on a good book to purchase on robert e lee not just about him in the great war but his whole life. 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. October 27, 1843 - robert edward lee jr, the son of robert e lee and mary randolph custis lee, is born february 10, 1846 - mildred childe lee, the daughter of robert e lee and mary randolph custis lee, is born.
From this marriage sprung robert edward lee, the illustrious confederate commander, the seventeenth in descent from king robert the bruce, of scotland buchanan thus writes of the scottish hero: robert bruce, to express much in a few words, was undoubtedly, in every point of view, a great man, and one to whom, from the heroic ages even to. Robert e lee consist of the qualities and traits for being an outstanding general outstanding job skill, overcoming a horrible childhood, and great moral views, helped make robert e lee into the amazing general that many view him by. Robert e lee quotes general lee american civil war american history civil war photos the irish tartan plaid interesting history portrait paintings forward in this enlightened age, there are few i believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country. A biography of robert edward lee, an american civil war general 381 words 1 page 2,674 words 6 pages an essay on general robert e lee 319 words 1 page a look at the life of robert edward lee an american war veteran 2,173 words 5 pages. Robert e lee - wikipedia: 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 he commanded the army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.
The revealing true story of why robert e lee chose to fight for the south—a decision that changed the course of american history on the eve of the civil war, one soldier embodied the legacy of george washington and the hopes of a divided land. In clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, robert e lee and his high command: the tale of robert e lee and his high command to foreigners the debate is much more clear cut, the civil war was the true american revolution lee is seen abroad as a great captain, no doubt about that, but one with feet of clay and gallagher. Robert edward lee was an american general known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war.
Robert e lee was among the bluest of virginia blue bloods the lees were synonymous with the state and colony of virginia his father, “light horse” harry lee, fought with george washington and gave the eulogy at washington’s funeral. Robert e lee at age 31, then a young lieutenant of engineers, u s army, 1838 pd robert edward lee is the fourth child born to colonel harry and ann lee, prominent members of the virginia. Robert e lee, the leading confederate general of the american civil war, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration the life of robert e lee robert edward lee was the fourth. In studying robert e lee for over 10 years, it has become crystal clear to me that robert e lee was a devoted follower and humble servant of jesus christ the teachings of christ and the words of the holy scriptures shine forth in the walk and life of robert e lee robert e lee was a man of prayer and devotion.
Robert edward lee was the fifth child of revolutionary war hero and governor of virginia henry “light-horse harry” lee henry lee, unfortunately, was fiscally irresponsible, which hurt the family financially, and he left for the west indies when robert was six, never to return. The growing brawl over the robert e lee statue in lee park comes to mind hardly a passer-by had complained or even taken much notice of the lee statue or its fitness to go on commanding, as it. Robert e lee (1807-70) served as a military officer in the us army, a west point commandant and the legendary general of the confederate army during the american civil war (1861-65. Why is robert e lee famous robert e lee commanded the southern forces in the american civil war when did robert e lee live robert edward lee was born on january 19, 1807 in stratford hall, virginia he died of complications from a stroke on october 12, 1870 in lexington at age 63.