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:. Robert e lee was a general who led the confederate army of northern virginia during the american civil war he was revered as a hero by southerners in the end, his surrender marked the unofficial end of the war. A biography and life work by robert edward lee, an american civil war general american civil war, robert edward lee, biography of robert lee american civil.
Robert e lee after the war the postwar prospects of robert e lee, beloved commander of the army of northern virginia, were no clearer than those of his men when he left appomattox, he began a journey that would take him away from a soldier's life in the field and eventually to lexington, where his talent for leadership would serve him well. Robert e lee was a central character in america's defining national trauma, the civil war explore other facets of his life through images robert e lee | article. Robert edward lee biography (1807-1870), american robert e lee later in life after the war he was employed in engineer work at washington and baltimore.
Robert edward lee, army officer and commander of the confederate army of northern virginia during the civil war, spent several crucial years of his career in texas lee was born on january 19, 1807, at stratford hall, westmoreland county, virginia, the son of gen henry and ann (carter) lee. Great books for understanding the life and times of general robert e lee homepage recollections and letters of robert e lee by captain robert edward lee civil war american history. See also capt r e lee, recollections and letters of general robert e lee (2d ed 1924 new ed, robert e lee and his image in american gen robert e lee.
His parents were american revolutionary war general and governor of virginia, robert edward lee, as a us army colonel before the civil war robert e lee. The recollections and letters of general robert e lee (civil war library) [robert edward lee] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers recollections and letters shows all the varying facets of lee's character. This is a civil war biography of robert edward lee (1/19/1807-10/12/1870), commander of the army of northern virginia, then, after 1864, general-in-chief of the armies of the confederate states of america.
American civil war forums home forums war of the rebellion forums civil war biography forums robert e lee as quoted in life of general robert edward lee. 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 edward lee general in chief of the confederate armies in the american civil war, b jan 19, 1807, at stratford, westmoreland co, va son of henry (light-horse harry) lee pre-civil war career. The recollections and letters of general robert e lee (civil war library) by robert edward lee (1998) flag like see review apr 13, 2015 jim copley rated it really liked it review of another edition.
Robert edward lee was born of two distinguished virginia families he was a devoted son, an outstanding westpoint cadet, and an united states army officer for thirty two years he graduated second in his class lee started his impressive military career as a lieutenant in the corps of engineers. General robert e lee general lee's hq - includes dates from the confederate leader's life, pictures, and civil war robert edward lee biography - biography of. Robert e lee was the confederacy's most famous general in the american civil war robert e lee was first a soldier in the us army: he attended west point (graduating second in his class) and became an engineer in the united states army, serving with success in the mexican-american war of 1846-48.