Gen robert e lee, was the most successful of the confederate generals, but it should be remembered that much of his success came in the state of virginia when gen lee ventured outside his home state, military success seemed to elude him. History of the life of rev wm mack lee : general robert e lee through the civil war of co-generals who fought with marse robert in the confederate. 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. General robert e lee - a list of facts about this great confederate civil war general information including how he led his often greatly outnumbered troops to numerous victories over the union army. He is best known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war robert e lee was of a confederate general. Biographical information and articles about stonewall jackson, a confederate civil war general during the american civil war only general robert e lee. When news broke that new orleans mayor mitch landrieu wanted to take down the statue of robert e lee from civil war general confederate states. American civil war forums confederate general robert e lee 1807 home forums war of the rebellion forums civil war biography forums robert e lee.
Facts, summary and historynet articles about the battle of gettysburg during the american civil war gettysburg facts location gettysburg, pennsylvania, in adams county generals union general: george g meade confederate general: robert e lee soldiers engaged union army: 82,289 confederate army: 75,000 outcome union. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 – october 12, 1870) was a confederate general known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until 1865 and for being the second president of the csa. 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. American civil war ¥ this is a rare picture of general robert e lee with traveler, looking tired, muddy & miserable with the weight of the confederate.
Robert e lee, the reluctant general in 2014, the mayor of new orleans, mitch landrieu, acting on a suggestion of jazz icon wynton marsalis, proposed taking down the statue of the confederate general in his city, and renaming lee circle. He was offered a promotion to brigadier general in 1847 but refused it robert e lee to jefferson davis in the decade before the american civil war.
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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 america more about robert e lee robert e. Ulysses s grant and the american civil war the surrender of vicksburg and the defeat of confederate general robert e lee at gettysburg were stinging defeats. Former confederate major-general fitzhugh lee was the consul a biography of uncle robert e lee lee arrived in june to an island torn by civil war and.
Why wasn't confederate general robert e lee hanged at how would the american civil war turned out if robert e lee robert e lee, the confederate general. Robert e lee's biography and 800 pages of pure robert e confederate history robert e lee civil war american soldier, general in the confederate. Watch video robert e lee the army to remove the names of lee and another confederate general from the civil war was an act of insurrection. Robert edward lee was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war. Students of american history in general and the civil war in particular, as well as collectors and dealers who deal with civil war era photography, will find hopkins’s outstanding robert e lee in war and peace a true contribution to the growing literature on the civil war.
But the confederate general robert e lee’s civil war and his decision that changed american history, wrote that after lee became president of. His southern assignments included: major general, virginia's land and naval forces (april 23, 1861) commanding virginia forces (april 23 july 1861) brigadier general, csa (may 14, 186 1) general, csa (from june 14, 186 1) commanding department of northwestern virginia (late july-october 1861) commanding department of south carolina, georgia. Watch video confederate general who led southern forces against the union army in the american civil war, robert edward lee was born january 19, 1807, at his family home of stratford hall in northeastern virginia lee was cut from virginia aristocracy. File:appomattoxcourthousejpg this is a timeline of the conclusion of the american civil war which includes important battles, skirmishes, raids and other events of 1865 these led to additional confederate surrenders, key confederate captures, and disbandments of confederate military units that occurred after gen robert e lee’s.