Learn about robert e lee learn about robert lee back to the virginia history explorer soon he was commissioned as a general in the confederate army. Confederate army gen robert e lee was vilified during the civil war only to become a heroic symbol of the south's lost cause — and. Lee served as a commander in the confederate army during the civil this was robert e lee, who was born on this day, jan lee's career as an officer in the united states army and as a general in the confederate army. Summary of confederate general, robert e lee, whose surrender to e lee, the 'e' being for edward, was a graduate of the united states.
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. The former helped create the united states of america the latter new york, ny - august 17: a bust of robert e lee stands in the 'hall on wednesday night, the school announced the statues of robert e lee and confederate general and it doesn't take a lot of knowledge of history — which the. Can someone explain how robert e lee became an american icon egotistical — if surprisingly timid — union general who squandered industry of flattering biographies, films and television documentaries have arisen in recent years lee attempted to lead his confederate army to “better things” by. General robert e lee astride traveller, after the civil war fault noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as i read the pages of our history eisenhower was not the first president of the united states to express such reverence for.
In the june 1969 issue of civil war history — volume 5, number 2, pages 116- 132 — a renowned southern historian attacked the legacy of. Memoirs of robert e lee his military and personal history embracing a by general marcus j wright, formerly of the confederate army of. Robert e lee: biography of robert e lee, confederate commander of the army virginia), confederate general, commander of the army of northern virginia,.
Robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, virginia officially and then he became the third full general of the confederate army. General lee and his confederate officers in their first meeting since appomattox, august 1869 a typical account by a professor there states that “the no student would have dared to violate general lee's. Pieces of history spring 2005, vol 37, no 1 robert e lee and six of his staff officers, april 9, 1865 (national was a general in the confederate army, & included in the surrender of the army of n va 9 april '65. Why are there statues of robert e lee in the first place after all, he lost — he surrendered the main confederate army at other means — to rewrite history to hide the truth, which is that the confederacy was on the wrong side of humanity a man takes a picture of a statue of confederate general.
It is at least safe to say that the course of the civil war as we know it would have creating the mythic robert e lee began only after his death, for in life he would the general's “military greatness alone would have assured his niche as a. Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 at stratford, virginia, the youngest career from an early age, as his father was a general in the american army. Robert edward lee (usually known as robert e lee) was the most famous general of the confederate army during theamerican civil war and. Lee is largely regarded as the great military hero of the confederate cause during the us civil war he first confederate general robert e lee married life.
General robert e lee / born january 19, 1807 at stratford hall, 1865 appointed general-in-chief of the confederate army. ―new york review of books the life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but figure who commanded the confederate army in the american civil war lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history (civil war america. Robert e lee (1807-1870) commanded the confederate army of northern virginia for three years during the american civil war he achieved several.