Robert E. Lee was the supreme commander of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. While he personally preferred for the country to remain unified, he chose to follow t...
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee was the Confederacy's most famous general in the American Civil War. Robert E. Lee was first a soldier in the U.S. Army: He attended West Point (graduating second in his class) and became an engineer in the United States Army, serving w...
Name at Birth:
Robert Edward Lee
January 19, 1807,
October 12, 1870
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March 1864. Birth name, Robert Edward Lee. Nickname(s), Bobby Lee (never to
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actually opposed the U.S. Civil War until Virginia decided to secede from the Union. He then chose to fight for his home state and was appointed to be a General in the Confederate Army by President Jefferson Davis. Lee
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Robert E. Lee For some the man Robert E. Lee is an almost god like figure. For
others he is a paradox. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford,
Robert E. Lee (ca. 1806–1870). Contributed by Elizabeth Brown Pryor. Robert E.
Lee was a Confederate general during the American Civil War (1861–1865) ...
No man proved a more worthy opponent to Ulysses S. Grant than Confederate
General Robert E. Lee. Lee was born the fourth child of Colonel Henry Lee and ...