Biography of robert e lee: the life and times of a military genius. 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. 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. 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.
Can someone explain how robert e lee became an american icon april 24, 2015 thomas j whalen robert e lee poses in his uniform during the american civil war, 1861-65 the life and. Find great deals for robert e lee : a life portrait by david j eicher (2002, paperback) shop with confidence on ebay. This biography on robert e lee is a good antidote for much of the nonsense written about the south & the war by modern academics who despise the south, local autonomy, traditional christianity, & the whole idea of honor. How arlington national cemetery came to be the fight over robert e lee’s beloved home—seized by the us government during the civil war—went on for decades.
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. A timeline of robert e lee events robert edward lee was an american career military officer and education administrator who is best known for having commanded the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war. Life of gen robert e lee, by john esten cooke project gutenberg's a life of gen robert e lee, by john esten cooke this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. 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. Robert elee introduction few episodes in history are more painful to americans than the civil war, fought between the north and the south this biography, great american generals - robert elee, by ian hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, robert eleeit is a thorough, in depth record of the life of lee and begins with a detailed account of his.
Please help to make a detailed outline for robert e lee this is the format for the outline: your roman numeral i will be made up of a list of your main ideas shown as a b c etc-no numbers under the letters will be needed. 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. Robert e lee remains one of the most polarizing figures of the civil war (or war between the states) debates and opinions abound in newspapers, books, and social media as to whether lee is a person to be admired or condemned. In studying robert e lee for over 10 years, it has become crystal clear to me that robert e lee was a devoted follower and humble servant of jesus christ the teachings of christ and the words of the holy scriptures shine forth in the walk and life of robert e lee robert e lee was a man of prayer and devotion.
Robert e lee by: joshua elkin for: mr goff introduction robert e lee was one of the most beloved generals of the civil war and possibly of all american history to the men he led he was a hero, and even after his death he was still loved by all his former troops. Robert e lee's civil war introduction robert e lee occupies a special place in the american pantheon he fought against the united states but is an american hero contribution of robert e lee which commenced at appomattox and guided the remainder of his life this contribution emerged from lee's realization that the civil war had. Robert edward lee, known as robert e lee, is best known as the american soldier who commanded the confederate army of northern virginia during the american civil war robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, virginia on january 19th, 1807 his father was major. Robert e lee was born on his father's 51st birthday and was named after his two uncles (his mother's two brothers robert and edward) his father was financially irresponsible and abandoned his family for the west indies when robert was 6.
- the life of robert e lee robert edward lee was born on january 19th, 1807 in stratford, virginia robert's father was thrown in debtors jail many times for not paying on time he was introduced to war early in his life his brother sydney had shown him a cannon ball and told him about the revolution. In new orleans, for example, the majority black school board voted to change robert e lee elementary school to ronald e mcnair elementary in honor of the first black astronaut, who was also a victim of the challenger disaster.
Robert e lee one of the most iconic figures of the american civil war has to be that of confederate general robert e lee who was the commanding general of the army of northern virginia during the war. In the june 1969 issue of civil war history — volume 5, number 2, pages 116-132 — a renowned southern historian attacked the legacy of confederate gen robert e lee. The first concise biography of this american legend, robert e lee will appeal to history and military buffs, students of southern culture, and every reader curious about the makeup of a man who has become an american icon.