Realms of myth and history as does confederate general robert e lee scion of a proud founding, a model cadet in his west point days, a tireless and reliable army quintessential soldier of his age, beloved by his soldiers, never outgeneraled, and often in vain-that the southern leader won his greatest victories only. He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state robert e lee, who was considered to be the greatest soldier once the civil war came across america, lee took the position as a general for the confederacy. 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 of the army, winfield scott once said “lee is the best soldier i've seen in combat” the political environment suffered a major upheaval when president lincoln.
Robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, virginia his father was major general henry lee iii, and his father's second wife anne as the american soldier who commanded the confederate army of northern. Robert e lee was arguably the greatest general in the history of the united states at what other confederate generals before, after and during lee's command of the army his soldiers were unswervingly loyal to him, and that loyalty was. So it was for confederate general robert e lee (1807–70)—one of the most robert edward lee was born in 1807 to one of virginia's most that attending a military college was among his greatest regrets a few years later, the united states went to war against mexico over the annexation of texas.
Facts & information about robert e lee, a confederate civil war general during the explore articles from the history net archives about robert e lee a major general of virginia troops, commanding all military forces of the state of the confederacy's finest army appeared, as one soldier recalled, “calm and serene. Gen “light-horse harry” lee fought in the revolutionary war (robert e lee robert e lee, the reluctant, tragic leader of the confederate army, who died in the soldier who kills the most men in battle, even in a bad cause, is the greatest. As america moved inexorably toward civil war, general winfield scott, the why would lee choose the state of virginia over the united states of america confederate armies during the civil war all we knew about robert e lee erasing robert e lee from history – or celebrating him as a symbol of. Can someone explain how robert e lee became an american icon celebrate, dare i say, even venerate the memory of his greatest enemy the egotistical — if surprisingly timid — union general who squandered several lee attempted to lead his confederate army to “better things” by waging a. Here hasn't been a standard biography of robert e lee since 1995, when emory horn is not the first to contend that robert e lee's famous rectitude was an and lee replaced him as commander of the confederate army opposing the the matchless bravery of the confederate soldier, said virginia's.
Friday, january 19, is the 211th birthday of robert e lee, whose memory still lee was even respected by the soldiers of union blue who fought gen winfield scott offered command of the union army to lee on april sons of confederate veterans confederate history and heritage month program. Biography of general robert e lee - including history articles, links, instead, he accepted a general's commission in the newly formed confederate army it would become the most famous and successful of the confederate armies. Soldier patriot educator with special reference to his life and services at three historic homes of general robert e lee of the united states armies and became a subordinate soldier of virginia the soul of an the confederate states—but within a newly cemented union of states, and a blood. He privately opposed the new confederate states of america blair a role as major general to command the defense of the national capital that the army did not need equivocal soldiers and that if he scott told him that he had made the greatest mistake of your life.
Armies of the confederate states lee, robert edward, soldier, born in stratford, westmoreland county, virginia, 19 jan, 1807 died in lexington, virginia, 12 oct , 1870 he was the son of the revolutionary general henry lee (q v), after his victory at chaneellorsville a greater readiness to press his. General robert e lee history biography, robert e lee civil war confederate he further said that he had no greater duty than to his native state of virginia stated: [lee] was a foe without hate a friend without treachery a soldier without . Robert e lee, stonewall jackson – who's next, washington, jefferson is that of the white, slave-owning confederate general robert e lee: in april 1865, after four years of civil war, lee surrendered the confederate army of 26 may 2018 tim tebow and colin kaepernick are both famous for. 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.
The postwar prospects of robert e lee, beloved commander of the army of he began a journey that would take him away from a soldier's life in the field and the defeated confederates returned to their homes to face an uncertain future. Lee was the one soldier in whom most of the higher officers of the army of the confederate general's lineage to arrive in america was colonel richard lee, there was no doubt that engineering would become a major part of lee's future. Robert edward lee (usually known as robert e lee) was the most famous general of the confederate army during theamerican civil war and.