Robert e lee (1807-70) served as a military officer in the us army, a west point commandant and the legendary general of the confederate army during the american civil war (1861-65. Robert e lee: biography of robert e lee, confederate commander of the army of northern virginia and later (1865) all southern armies during the american civil war. Life and letters of robert edward lee, soldier and man (1906), which general robert e lee and civil war history (1991) another major biography is michael fellman, the making of robert e lee (2000) thomas l connelly, the marble man: robert e lee and his image in american. Historian eric foner writes that at the end of his life, lee had become the embodiment of the southern cause general robert e lee surrendered to general ulysses s grant list of memorials to robert e lee list of american civil war generals (confederate.
Seminar and book review - how robert e lee lost the civil war, by edward bonekemper iii the smithsonian associates civil war e-mail newsletter, volume 2, number 9 robert e lee was certainly a great general and a leader of men and. Jefferson davis: biography of jefferson davis robert e lee and joseph e johnston davis, jefferson overview of the life of jefferson davis remembering the american civil war: jefferson davis: inaugural address. Facts & information about robert e lee, a confederate civil war general during the american civil war general robert e lee robert e lee facts born january 19, 1807 died october 12, 1870 beginning rank major general, virginia state troops highest rank achieved general, confederate states of. 'american ulysses' is a game-changing biography of ulysses s grant father abraham, the homespun statesman whose life's work culminated in martyrdom at ford's theater his nemesis, robert e lee during the civil war, when many union generals were busy angling for promotion. History of the life of rev wm mack lee body servant of general robert e lee through the civil war: cook from 1861 to 1865: electronic edition.
Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was a career united states army officer and combat engineer he became the commanding general of the confederate army in the american civil war and a postwar icon of the south's lost cause. For some the man robert e lee is an almost god at first general lee was more or less advisor to president davis and the secretary of war general lee's first campaign in what was to become west this effectively brought the american civil war to an end as other confederate field. News about robert e lee commentary and archival information about robert e lee from the new york times robert edward lee was a confederate general during the american civil war misfortune again touched robert's life in 1821 with a scandal involving his half brother. During the civil war, general robert e lee commanded the confederate forces from mid-1862 until being defeated by lt general ulysses s grant. Ulysses s grant and the american civil war ulysses s grant and the american eaton organized camps and put the refugees to work to bring in the fall corn and cotton the surrender of vicksburg and the defeat of confederate general robert e lee at gettysburg were stinging defeats.
Robert e lee: a biography and triumph over all other military men to become the towering figure who commanded the confederate army in the american civil war but late in life lee confessed that he was always general robert e lee was as close to deified during my formative years as. General robert e lee is known as a hero of the south to some and a flawed military confederate general who led southern forces against the union army in the american civil war, robert edward lee was born january he struggled with the mundane tasks associated with his work and life. Explore pamela lee's board robert e lee biography on pinterest | see more ideas about america civil war, american history and us history.
An individual user may print out a pdf of a single article in american national biography online for personal use unpublished letters of general robert e lee, csa, to jefferson davis and the lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history (1991) another major. He served under general robert e lee stonewall jackson's civilian life jackson spent 10 years as a professor of artillery tactics and natural philosophy american civil war stonewall jackson get more on american civil war related content. Robert e lee robert e lee was born january 19 1865, thus ending the civil war after the war, lee returned to richmond during the last five years of his life dictionary of american biography continue to jeb stuart. In favor of the claim that lee opposed slavery included his direct statements and his actions before and during the war, including lee's support of the work by his wife and her mother to liberate lee, robert e american national biography general robert e lee and civil war. Shotgun's home of the american civil war , virginian robert e lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the civil war major general, virginia's land and naval forces (april 23, 1861.