Called robert or bob by his family and friends, and signing himself r e lee, he never used the moniker robert e lee, which was a product of wartime news reporting both of lee's parents. 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 in 1846, lee fought in the mexican-american war, where he showed his excellent leadership skills in 1859, he was in command of the force. Robert e lee was born at stratford, westmoreland county, virginia: parents, henry lee (light-horse harry lee) of leesylvania, and ann hill carter of shirley 1811 removed to alexandria with his family.
Summary note: summary text provided by external source one of the most popular series ever published for young americans, these classics of childhood have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. The book robert e lee: young confederate by helen albee monsell tells the story about an american soilderhe was born in the state of virginia which is nicehe had a really great career as a military engineerhim and his wife got married a long time ago in 1831, wow. Confederate general robert e lee issued special orders no 191 on september 9, 1862 during the maryland campaign while his army was camped on the best farm the orders outlined his plans for the army of northern virginia during the campaign and divided the army into four sections to secure.
Robert e lee summary: confederate general robert e lee is perhaps the most iconic and most widely respected of all civil war commanders though he opposed secession, he resigned from the us army to join the forces of his native state, rose to command the largest confederate army and ultimately was named general-in-chief of all confederate land forces. Lee hoped to strike an offensive blow, but he was ill, and the opportunity for defeating an isolated part of the federal army passed once the threat of lee's position was revealed, grant withdrew both wings of the army back across the north anna river. Robert e lee, the commander of the confederate army, was one of the most beloved men in the american south, the darling of virginia society lee is fifty-seven years old at the time of the battle of gettysburg, and has less than a decade to live.
Lee and grant was on display at the museum october 13, 2007 through march 31, 2008 by the end of the civil war, most americans considered either robert e lee or ulysses s grant to be a hero the reputations of these two generals, however, would wax and wane over the next 150 years. Robert e lee biography general (1807-1870) robert e lee was the leading confederate general during the us civil war and has been venerated as a heroic figure in the american south. On the offense, lee was usually able to take the initiative and keep it he was also not afraid to split his army, even with the enemy forces in sight, in order to swing around and hit them in the flank military doctrine taught that you never divide your forces in the face of a superior force or. Robert e lee at chancellorsville courtesy: library of congress no man proved a more worthy opponent to ulysses s grant than confederate general robert e lee lee was born the fourth child of.
Street name change, nc-17-001 robert e lee road to azie taylor morton road 3 • bank statements • city utilities and dozens more 5 while ms morton seems like she was a fine citizen, i would much rather this opportunity be. Robert e lee was born on a plantation in westmoreland county, virginia and grew up in several places around virginia he died of pneumonia after suffering a stroke in 1870, at the age of 63 lee was clearly a devoted christian, although his deep devotion came to him later in life. Robert e lee was a confederate general in the american civil war he was born january 19, 1807 in stratford, westmoreland county, virginia he was the youngest son of the revolutionary war hero general henry lee, who was also known as light-horse harry lee. Examine the life, times, and work of robert e lee through detailed author biographies on enotes.
Robert e lee aka robert edward executive summary: and general robert e lee was assigned to the command of the famous army of northern virginia which for. White nationalists gathered in charlottesville, va, on aug 12 to protest the taking down of a statue of robert e lee, marching on virginia's campus with torches and chanting racial slurs. 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.