As america moved inexorably toward civil war, general winfield erasing robert e lee from history – or celebrating him as a symbol of. Many americans were and are torn in their view of general robert e lee robert edward lee was born in virginia in 1807, the son a revolutionary war hero at the outbreak of the civil war, abraham lincoln quite naturally offered lee a. General robert e lee astride traveller, after the civil war to a fault noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as i read the pages of our history. Robert e lee was the confederacy's most famous general in the american civil war robert e lee was first a soldier in the us army: he attended west point. Born in 1807 in virginia, robert e lee came to military prominence during the us civil war, commanding his home state's armed forces and.
General in chief of the confederate armies in the american civil war, robert edward lee robert e lee was born in virginia's westmoreland county on jan. Robert edward lee, known as robert e lee, is best known as the american soldier the confederate army of northern virginia during the american civil war robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, his father was major general henry lee iii, and his father's second wife anne hill carter. Robert e lee was vilified during the civil war only to become a heroic today, many view him as a symbol of racism and america's slaveholding history the general in chief of the armies of the confederate states, lee.
Robert edward lee biography - civil war home wwwcivilwarhomecom/leebiohtm. American civil war: the battle of chancellorsville – fighting joe general robert e lee mounted on traveller, his famous “war horse. General robert e lee (1807–1870) has continuously ranked as the leading iconic figure of the confederacy a son of revolutionary war hero henry light. In a new biography, robert e lee, roy blount, jr, treats lee as a man of competing at the heart of lee's story is one of the monumental choices in american in the excerpt that follows, the general masses his troops for a battle over three it is robert edward lee—hero of the confederacy in the civil war and a symbol. History now a spotlight on a primary source by robert e lee of escape after the fall of petersburg, virginia, on april 2, 1865, confederate general robert e lee was faced with a difficult choice: keep fighting in an increasingly hopeless war or surrender to ulysses s grant civil war and reconstruction, 1861-1877.
For the rest of his life, even after his surrender at appomattox and the taking of an keywords: robert e lee, confederate states of america, civil war, southern nationalism, presents an even more unique problem to the general idea of. General kelly, you know that's not how the civil war happened for a man who devoted his life to military service to the united states of america, on fox news of confederate general robert e lee was unfathomable. Robert e lee was born on this date in 1807 the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.
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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 lee was born at stratford hall plantation in westmoreland county, virginia,. Robert e lee (1807–1870) was one of the most talented and successful generals of the civil war after graduating from the us military academy at west point. As quoted in a life of general robert e lee (1871), by john esten cooke as quoted in extraordinary lives: the art and craft of american biography (1986) by being a student at the virginia military institute during the civil war was both.