Robert E. Lee: Rank Of Major General

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Robert E. Lee only held the rank of Major General for two days. After Virginia joined the Confederacy its army was transferred to the Confederacy’s main body army. The Confederate Congress decided to make Robert E. Lee their army’s third full General ranking behind Samuel Cooper and Albert Sidney Johnston. Confederate President, Jefferson Davis had Lee become his military advisor. The newly formed Confederate Army was too new and found Lee’s military plans too difficult to carry out. The Confederate Army started losing battles and calling Lee “Granny Lee” (“Robert
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