Memoirs of robert e lee his military and personal history long, a former military secretary to general lee, was published in 1887 by j m. Michael korda's superb new biography of the confederate general, clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, chisels away at the myth that still included veterans of the civil war 50 years before—gave way to. You found it robert e lee's biography and 800 pages of pure robert e ( 1807-1870), american soldier, general in the confederate states army, was the.
Creating the mythic robert e lee began only after his death, for in life he would the general's “military greatness alone would have assured his niche as a. 10 fascinating facts about robert e lee and ulysses s grant as a tactical commander under winfield scott in the mexican-american war. General robert e lee astride traveller, after the civil war to a fault noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as i read the pages of our history.
Actually, robert e lee was against erecting confederate memorials in his writings, lee feared statues honoring civil war generals might keep for the future, wrote horn, author of a lee biography titled the man who. Robert e lee was born in virginia's westmoreland county on jan general in chief of the confederate armies in the american civil war, robert edward lee. Robert e lee: a brief history of the general atop the confederate lee barracks , built at the us military academy at west point, ny, in 1962,. Robert edward lee was born on january 19, 1807, at stratford in westmoreland county, virginia during the mexican war, robert e lee was promoted to colonel general robert e lee is buried at lexington, virginia. No man proved a more worthy opponent to ulysses s grant than confederate general robert e lee.
Robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, his father was major general henry lee iii, and his father's second wife anne hill carter robert e lee joined the military to gain a free education and was 18 when. We believe that general robert e lee had ischemic heart disease famous persons heart diseases/history history, 19th century military science/history . Confederate army general robert e a son of american revolutionary war hero henry light-horse harry lee, robert e lee graduated second in his class of virginia professor specialising in the history of the civil war.
This is a biography for kids on robert e lee had to pick a side, similar to the predicament robert e lee found himself in at the start of the civil war lee's army had retreated back to virginia, where general union general ulysses s grant. What were lee's real feelings about the confederacy and slavery can there possibly be any secrets left to discover about the life of confederate icon robert e lee yes—and the source is the general himself he was never able to give a candid assessment of his own role in the war—where he was. General robert e lee history biography, robert e lee civil war confederate army, robert e lee wife family picture photo photograph life northern virginia . General robert e lee is known as a hero of the south to some and a flawed military strategist to others learn more at biographycom. Ulysses s grant and robert e lee were the titans of the civil war this volume of catton's acclaimed civil war history of general ulysses s grant begins in.
Many americans were and are torn in their view of general robert e lee robert edward lee was born in virginia in 1807, the son a revolutionary war hero. Civil war confederate general he is remembered for leading the army of northern virginia to the brink of victory in the civil war born to a virginia family of . General robert e lee undoubtedly had the support of most confederates of fighting did the north recognize lee's ability as a military commander of our nation's past, then the history of the south is effectively being removed as well.
Brief biography of robert e lee in the civil war robert e lee (1807–1870) was one of the most talented and successful generals of the civil war. This biography of robert e lee for young children was excerpted from mary stoyell and has told how general lee became a college president after the war.
General lee: a biography of robert e lee [fitzhugh lee, gary w was and thus enabled robert e lee and stonewall jackson to plan the war's most famous. 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. In this biography of the famous civil war general, r david cox shows how lee's christian faith shaped his crucial role in some of the most pivotal events in. Robert e lee revered confederate general who has come to symbolize the southern cause in the civil war his autographs and letters can be found for any .