Freeman, douglas southall ed unpublished letters of general robert e lee, csa to jefferson davis and the war department of the confederate states of america, 1862–65 rev ed with foreword by grady mcwhiney. - remembering the contributions of lee and the massachusetts 54th in examining the history related to the american civil war, there are two significant entities that are worth remembering: general robert e lee, commanding officer of the confederate army, and the 54th massachusetts regiment. Edward lee the general general robert e lee the spanish american war american civil war american history super hero shirts confederate states of america robert e lee: his life and family forward rare view of general robert e lee done by vannerson & jones of richmond. Home forums war of the rebellion forums civil war biography forums robert e lee welcome to the civilwartalk , a forum for questions and discussions about the american civil war become a member today for full access to all of our resources, it's fast, simple, and absolutely free. Grant served as commander of the union armies during the american civil war, later serving two scandal-rocked terms as us president confederate general robert e lee an “honorable man.
Freeman’s work should be balanced against the much more critical study by alan t nolan, lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history (1991) another major biography is michael fellman, the making of robert e lee (2000. Lee was briefly in the united states army at the civil war’s start after the war started on april 12, 1861, lee was offered command of the united states army but lee resigned his army commission on april 20, and he accepted command of confederate troops in virginia. 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.
One of the most famous generals in american history is one that fought against the union during the civil war robert e lee is still remembered and even praised even though he led the confederate army of northern virginia against the union for about 3 years of the war. The nephew of general robert e lee, fitzhugh lee was born in fairfax county, virginia on november 19, 1835 he was the son of sydney smith lee, who would later become a captain in the confederate states navy. Shortly after, confederate general robert e lee surrendered in april of 1865 in may of the same year, president andrew johnson, who became president following abraham lincoln's assassination, declared an end to the war. (about) gen robert e lee in 1865 to record or take a single photo was a lengthy process in 1865, but unlike other photos of the confederate commander, lee, in this photo taken in the final months of the war, made no eye contact with or even in the direction of the photographer. Robert e lee quotes this collection of robert e lee quotes covers the general's thoughts on faith, war, and newspaper editors please enjoy these robert e lee quotes, and be ready share some of your own.
Robert edward lee general in chief of the confederate armies in the american civil war , robert edward lee (1807-1870) displayed strategic sense and tactical skill that rank him among the great military captains of history robert e lee was born in virginia's westmoreland county on jan. Robert e lee was the famous confederate general, commander of the northern virginian army, during the american civil war his brilliance in war waging strategies, his vigor and achievements during the civil war, makes him an iconic figure. Lee, henry, and robert e lee memoirs of the war in the southern department of the united states eyewitness accounts of the american revolution philadelphia: bradford and inskeep, 1812.
No man proved a more worthy opponent to ulysses s grant than confederate general robert e lee lee was born the fourth child of colonel henry lee and ann hill carter on january 19, 1807 lee's. This is robert e lee's assignment as general of the confederate states army the appointment date was june 1st 1861 but the secretary of war, leroy p walker did not sign the paperwork until august 31st 1861. Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 in stratford hall, virginia his father, henry, was a hero during the american revolutionary war where he earned the nickname light horse harry his mother, ann carter, came from a wealthy family. 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.
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. Lee owned slaves of his own before the civil war, as late as 1852, and considered buying more even after that, according to elizabeth brown pryor's biography, which is based on lee's writings and. Is richard henry lee of the second continental congress an ancestor of civil war general robert e lee why was robert e lee so great if he was part of the confederate states why did the confederates lose to the north given that they had a superior general (robert e lee) during the civil war. With the coming of the civil war, it was anticipated that robert e lee would serve a central role similar to that of washington, but it was not to be both north and south considered him for military leadership of their respective armies.
C onfederate 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 the lost cause, admired by many on. Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 at stratford, virginia robert was the fourth child of a revolutionary war hero henry light horse harry lee and ann hill carter lee young robert, the son, was raised mostly by his mother. 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.