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 early military career while mary and the children spent their lives on mary's father's plantation, lee stayed committed to his military obligations. Robert edward lee (19 january 1807 - 12 october 1870) was an american soldier known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia (and eventually all the armies of the confederacy as general-in-chief. Early life and career robert edward lee was born at stratford hall plantation, in westmoreland county, virginia, the fourth child of american general robert e lee's surrender at appomattox courthouse on april 9, 1865, is commonly viewed as signifying the end of the american civil war.
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 mrs lee's stepson was old. Lee, robert edward, soldier, born in stratford, westmoreland county, virginia, 19 jan, 1807 died in lexington, virginia, 12 oct, 1870 after the election of president abraham lincoln in 1860, south carolina broke away from the union this was followed early the next year by mississippi, alabama. Robert e lee's wiki: robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was an american general known for commanding the confederate army of northe robert e lee early life and career military engineer career marriage and family.
You can read the early life campaigns and public services of robert e lee with a record o by edward alfred pollard in our library for absolutely free read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Robert lee attended school at eastern view, fauquier county and shifted to alexandria academy where he developed a liking for mathematics he died on 12 october 1870, at the age of 63, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier top see the events in life of robert e lee in chronological. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was an american and confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the confederate states army. Robert frost robert lee frost, was one of america's leading 20 th century poets, and a four time winner bought for him frost began at the pinkerton this visit stretched into months and the first lee was born at her family estate lee s work was very unsatisfying in his early years of marriage. Because of robert e lee's reputation in his early life, his strategies in wartime, and his loyalty to virginia, he became an important figure in american history robert e lee was born january 19,1807 at his family plantation in westmoreland county, virginia he was descended from an old and.
Start by marking the life of robert e lee as want to read i urge the need of interesting our children in history at an early age from observation i find that the minds of children who study history early expand more rapidly than those who are restricted to the limits of stories in readers. Robert edward lee, known as robert e lee, is best known as the american soldier who commanded the confederate army of northern virginia during after robert e lee's father's sentence in debtor's prison was over, robert was six his father then left for the west indies and robert was then raised. Religion robert e lee was a devout episcopalian after a mid-life religious awakening political views lee was commander of the confederate army lee was clearly a devoted christian, although his deep devotion came to him later in life he was an episcopalian all his life, but he was not confirmed. - 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.
Robert e lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing figure james m mcpherson — pulitzer prize winner for battle cry of freedom: the civil war era nearly every aspect of robert e lee's life and military. Robert e lee being honored at the national cathedral depicting his time in the service the marble man as lee once said: do your duty in all things you cannot do more, you should never wish to do less video on overview on robert e lee and his legacy as a confederate general in the civil. Robert e leeby john esten cookepart ilee's early life, iintroductionthe name of lee is beloved and respected throughout the world the name of richard lee is next mentioned as one of the followers of the earl of surrey in his expedition across the scottish border in 1542. Robert e lee, one of the greatest americans of all time, was at the mercy of circumstances that he had no control over (author cleburne) category: robert e lee quiz #277,478 10 questions, rated tough. Robert e lee early life robert smalls was born in 1839 as a slave in a cabin behind his master henry mckee's house on 511 prince street in beaufort, south robert e lee - wikiquote 'clouds of glory,' michael korda's robert e browse by author: s - project gutenberg.
Robert edward lee, was the leading general of the confederate states of america during the american civil war, and an icon of heroism and brilliant leadership he was a career officer in the united states army before resigning his commission at the outbreak of war and joining the confederacy. 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 this paper will explore the life of robert e leeearly years on january 19, 1807, ann carter lee's fourth child was born as robert edward lee. Early life and career lee was born at stratford hall plantation in westmoreland county, virginia, the son of major general henry lee iii (light horse harry) fitzhugh wrote little of robert's academic prowess, dwelling much on the prominence of his family, and erroneously stated the boy was 18. Early life and career combat engineer career michael fellman, in the making of robert e lee (2000), found the claims that lee had personally whipped mary norris extremely unlikely, but not at all unlikely that lee had had the slaves whipped: corporal punishment (for which lee substituted the.
General robert edward lee part i lee's early life , i introduction the name of lee is beloved and respected throughout the world men of all parties and opinions unite in this sentiment, not only those who thought and fought with him. From his early career through his time as president of washington college, here is robert e lee in his own words compiled by reverend j william jones, who served with lee in the civil war and as chaplain of washington college, the letters are combined with a narrative that places them in time and.