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) in february. This biography of robert e lee for young children was excerpted from mary stoyell stimpson's book, a child's book of american biography (1915) general lee was not just a good leader of soldiers he knew how to make everyone mind, and although he was the best playmate his children had, he was very firm with. Kids learn about the biography of robert e lee, general for the confederacy during the civil war. General lee has 78 ratings and 4 reviews peter f stephens said: a great story buy this book for some high schooler and spark a passion for history re. Robert e lee is one of the larger-than‑life figures in american history, and a key figure at a defining period of that history, yet despite a fair amount of biography reproduces 1 oil portrait and 7 photographs of general lee, as well as a photograph of his death mask: all these pictures of robert e lee are. Historians have long debated lee's place in american history, and that battle continues today in the band's popular song “the night they drove old dixie down,” an ex-confederate soldier refers to robert e lee as “the very best” it is difficult to think of another song that mentions a general by name. 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 horse harry lee, robert graduated from the united states military academy at west point in 1829, ranking second in a class of forty six—and without a single demerit. Lee was born at stratford hall plantation in westmoreland county, virginia, to major general henry lee iii (light horse harry) (1756–1818), governor of virginia, and his second wife, anne hill carter (1773–1829) his birth date has traditionally been recorded as january 19, 1807, but.
A biography by brian c melton robert e lee is well known as a commander in the confederate army during the american civil war he is credited with being a and its inclusion of accurate historical details—for example, lee's status as an incurable flirt—general lee becomes a fascinating and compelling mortal man. Robert e lee (1807-1870) commanded the confederate army of northern virginia for three years during the american civil war he achieved several. Robert e lee in 1838 as a young boy, robert e lee visited arlington often and became very close to mary anna randolph custis they would have seven children, six of whom were born at arlington robert e lee in 1864 his habits at home helped bring warmth and friendliness to the house he was.
No man proved a more worthy opponent to ulysses s grant than confederate general robert e lee. Lawless, chuck, in search of robert e lee, combined books, conshohocken, pa 1996 lee, capt robert e, recollections and letters of general robert e lee, garden city publishing co, inc, new york, 1924 nolan, alan t, lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history, the university of north. 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) in june 1861, lee assumed command of the army of northern virginia, which he would lead for the rest of the war lee and his army. The postwar prospects of robert e lee, beloved commander of the army of northern virginia, were no clearer than those of his men when he left appomattox, he began a journey that would take him away from a soldier's life in the field and eventually to lexington, where his talent for leadership would serve him well as.
Biography of general robert e lee - including history articles, links, recommended books and more. Robert-e-lee if you look back on your life, you can probably point to a time or two where you were faced with a really tough decision had you chosen differently, your world would look very different right now so it was for confederate general robert e lee (1807–70)—one of the most divisive figures in. The trump administration sees little difference between george washington and confederate gen robert e lee historians beg to differ at a contentious press conference on tuesday, president trump argued that if statues of lee and other confederates were taken down, it would be a slippery slope to.
Every serious student of robert e lee knows that the general was born on january 19, 1807, right or was he check out robert e lee's entry at the encyclopedia virginia and you will find that the general's birth date is given as “ ca 1806” according to elizabeth pryor, who wrote the article, “lee's writings indicate he may. Robert e lee: a biography [emory m thomas] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the best and most balanced of the lee biographies ―new york review of books the life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph―triumph in clearing his family name.
Robert e lee was the famous confederate general, commander of the northern virginian army, during the american civil war this biography includes a detailed account on the life and achievements of robert e lee. Gen “light-horse harry” lee fought in the revolutionary war (robert e lee memorial association, stratford) by roy blount, jr smithsonian magazine | 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.
Early life robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 at stratford hill plantation in westmoreland county, virginia his father, a wealthy virginia aristocrat, had been a hero during the american revolution a series of bad investments left 'light horse harry' penniless, and he fled virginia and his family,. Robert edward lee biography (1807-1870), american soldier, general in the confederate states army, was the youngest son of major-general henry lee, called light horse harry he was born at stratford, westmoreland county, virginia, on the 19th of january 1807, and entered west point in 1825 graduating four. Confederate army general robert e lee was vilified in the north during the civil war only to be transformed in the decades afterward into a heroic icon of as a general and his role as a slave owner, according to gary gallagher, a university of virginia professor specialising in the history of the civil war.