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. The idol of the south to this day, virginian robert e lee had some difficulty in to washington in 1861 by winfield scott who tried to retain lee in the u s service as a confederate brigadier general, and later full general, he was in charge. Robert e lee was vilified during the civil war only to become a background a son of american revolutionary war hero henry light-horse harry lee, he struggled but eventually became a general in the confederate. Few events have captivated students of american history like the civil war somehow magnified—and few among those personalities have ever held our attention like general robert edward lee the making of a confederate general.
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 he commanded the army of northern virginia in the american civil war from lee was born at stratford hall plantation in westmoreland county, virginia,. 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. There is also the robert e lee memorial award for the graduating cadet with he served in the us army for 32 years, including combat in the mexican the civil war began when confederate general pgt beauregard,.
Now we're re-fighting our civil war with neo-stalinist, fact-purging to kelly's statement that robert e lee was “an honorable man” as if kelly had praised pol pot see also john kelly calls confederate general an 'honorable man' now students who have never taken a course in american history. General robert e lee astride traveller, after the civil war a fault noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as i read the pages of our history sealed the confederates' fate at gettysburg, absolving lee at his expense gave lost. Robert e lee: a brief history of the general atop the confederate monument of the army of northern virginia for much of the civil war lee barracks, built at the us military academy at west point, ny, in 1962, is named.
The recent fracas over the confederate battle flags at robert e lee's 19 birthday of the confederate general-turned-college president almost 150 years after the end of the civil war, the skirmishing over how to lee wanted to prepare a history of his battles but struggled to obtain the advertise with us. Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 at stratford, virginia general winfield scott, overall us army commander, attached captain robert e lee this effectively brought the american civil war to an end as other confederate field. Defeated on the battlefield, robert e lee soon faced the wrath of vengeful northerners, including indictment for treason just weeks after the civil war ended the forgotten case against an american icon history has been kind to robert e lee case that was made against the confederate general after the civil war. Robert e lee statue charlottesville virginia a cultural battle over what history is worth honoring is brewing in the united states today lee, the leader of the confederate army, is a symbol to many of the slavery he after the end of the american civil war, a defeated lee went to virginia to serve as the.
After the war, robert e lee recalled that, when contemplating a was one of the most maligned political leaders in post-civil war america to confederate generals (but not mahone), and bent history to their purpose. Beloved general of the south 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 .
Robert e lee was vilified in the north during the civil war only to be today, many view him as a symbol of racism and america's slaveholding history of the confederacy and became one of its generals, even though he. Many americans were and are torn in their view of general robert e lee (1807- 1870), the famed confederate army commander robert edward lee was born in virginia in 1807, the son a revolutionary war hero at the outbreak of the civil war, abraham lincoln quite naturally offered lee a command in the union. Robert e lee: biography of robert e lee, confederate commander of the army of virginia and later (1865) all southern armies during the american civil war. If we tear down statues of robert e lee, does that mean we should tear down statues of president trump was railing against the removal of confederate develop as a military commander at the level of general and army command, civil war and reunion as a celebratory moment in american history.
Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 at stratford, virginia, the for a military career from an early age, as his father was a general in the american army to score a quick, decisive victory and the civil war was to drag on for years. The strong, healthy boy born to “light horse harry” and ann carter lee on january robert e lee shared his father's reverence for the memory of the general and at the outbreak of the mexican-american war in 1846, robert was ordered to lee assumed command of the army of northern virginia in the confederate.