Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was the general-in-chief of the confederate states army during the american civil war he led the army of northern virginia in the eastern theater of the american civil war. The american indian robert e lee stonewall & president jackson - custom leather civil war general-robert e lee, general of the confederate army-8x10 photo. 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 is well known as a confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of america's most famous sons. General robert e lee at appomattox courthouse, va during surrender of the confederate army to general ulysses grant. In early 1865, the union army began marching through the state of virginia, pushing back the confederate forces in hopes of uniting with more confederate troops in north carolina, general robert e lee and the confederate army abandoned the capital of richmond and retreated however, the union army.
Yes, the confederate states army commander in the 1800s here's a history crash course of all america's war heroes, president donald trump , 72, heralded confederate general robert e lee at. Robert e lee was viewed before the civil war, at least by the one man that counted, as the greatest officer in the army here's a quote made by winfield scott, longtime commander of us forces until after the civil war begun: lee is the greatest military genius in america, myself not excepted. Robert e lee, confederate general, commander of the army of northern virginia, the most successful of the southern armies during the american civil war (1861-65) in february 1865 he was given in february 1865 he was given.
Jonathan horn, author of the biography the man who would not be washington: robert e lee's civil war and his decision that changed american history, wrote that after lee became president of. 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. Watch a short biography video of robert e lee, the leader of the confederate forces during the american civil war #biography subscribe for more biography:.
Only general robert e lee occupies a higher place in the confederate pantheon, and prior to the seven days battles, jackson was a greater hero to the south than lee was a devout christian who believed in predestination, he saw himself as an instrument of god's will, an old testament-style commander of armies in the service of his lord. Robert edward lee was a confederate general during the american civil war (1861-1865) who led the army of northern virginia from june 1862 until its surrender at appomattox court house on april. One day in january, a few years before the civil war, robert e lee wrote to the new york times, seeking a correction the man who would become the top confederate general was trying to set the. Lee did not wear the insignia of a confederate general, but only the three stars of a confederate colonel, equivalent to his last us army rank he did not intend to wear a general's insignia until the civil war had been won and he could be promoted, in peacetime, to general in the confederate army. (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.
A southerner by birth, with almost all of my family having been in the confederate army, and as a graduate of the virginia military institute, general robert e lee was as close to deified during my formative years as a mortal could be. He is best known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war in early 1861, president abraham lincoln invited lee to take command of the entire union army lee declined because his home state of virginia was seceding from the union, despite lee's wishes. Conciliator even robert e lee wanted the confederate flag gone the recent fracas over the confederate battle flags at robert e lee's crypt masks a great irony: lee would have been among the.
Robert e lee was born at stratford plantation, va on january 19, 1807 the youngest son of noted revolutionary war commander henry light-horse harry lee and anna hill, lee grew up as a member of the virginia gentry. Robert e lee robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was a confederate general known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until 1865 and for being the second president of the csa. 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. Robert e lee was born on this date in 1807 he was a white american soldier known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.