Robert E. Lee

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  • Robert E Lee

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    Robert E. Lee was born 19 of January 1807. When his father died in 1811 Robert cared mostly for his mother. He was the 2nd graduate from his U.S. Military Academy class. He had his own squad of lieutenant engineers. Robert Lee married Mary Ann Randolph Custis on June, 30, 1831. After he was transferred to FT. Hamilton in N.Y., he stayed there until 1846. During the Mexican war in August 1846 Robert Lee joined Gen. John E. Wool and his army. His attention was caught by his superiors in the battle

  • Robert E Lee Biography

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    Robert E. Lee This is the story of Confederate General Robert E. Lee! He was an amazing and remarkable man, general and youngster. Now, read on to learn more about him. Early Life He was born on January 19, 1809 in Stratford Hall,VA. One of his hobbies are painting, but most of his hobbies have to do with the military. Robert’s Dad was a Confederate general and Robert's mother was very rich. Robert’s family owned slaves. Many people think Robert liked slavery, but many people think Robert disliked

  • The Life of Robert E Lee

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    understand. This is not the case with Robert E. Lee. He was smart, loyal and above all, complicated. We like to make him out as some old general guy who fought for the South in the Civil War. Eventually lost at Gettysburg and because it was the turning point of the Civil War; he became famous for losing. He is a lot more than just that. He was an actual person who, from his birth up to his death, dealt with real life situations. On January 19, 1807, Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia

  • Robert E Lee Legacy

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    behind it was due to the branches of our family tree originating from the trunk of none other than Robert Edward Lee. This saying is a part of his legacy that lives on today that helps people like myself and others to strive for a better tomorrow for all that he willed for. Robert E. Lee is one of the larger-than‑life figures in American history, and a key figure at a defining period of that history. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during most of the Civil War and his brilliant battlefield

  • Robert E. Lee Essay

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    Robert E. Lee Throughout history, there have been people whose names and faces have become synonymous with the time periods in which they lived. For example, Julius Caesar is synonymous with the late Roman Republic and George Washington is synonymous with the American Revolution. Just like these two men, the name Robert E. Lee has become synonymous with the American Civil War. Not only did Lee rise to become the most important and recognizable person in the Southern Confederacy, but his

  • Robert E Lee Thesis

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    On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1807-70) surrendered his approximately 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85). In the front parlor of Wilmer McLean’s home in Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War (1861-65). Days earlier, Lee had abandoned the Confederate capital of Richmond and city of Petersburg, hoping to escape with the remnants of his Army of Northern Virginia, and meet up with additional Confederate forces in North

  • Robert E. Lee Essay

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    Robert E. Lee Introduction      Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his

  • Essay Robert E. Lee

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    The person I am writing my report on is Robert E. Lee. Born January 19, 1807. He was born in Stanford, Westmoreland Country, Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary general, Henry Lee, Or "Light-Horse Harry". He enrolled in the United States Military Academy in 1825 and became the first cadet to rank Sergent at the end of the year. In 1829, when he graduated at the top of his class in artillery and tactics. He also shared the distinction with five different cadets without any demerits during

  • Robert E Lee Qualities

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    Robert E. Lee was a very brilliant and strong military leader. He fought in many wars which he defeated them and he got defeated also. He was smart on how he fought in the wars. He had to earn his way up from the bottom all the way up to general. He had fought in the Civil War and in the Mexican War. He wanted to quit so bad but he never gave up and kept on going. Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia. He was the fifth child of Henry Lee who had served in the Revolutionary War. He was a very brilliant

  • robert e. lee Essay

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    Robert E. Lee, who was considered to be the greatest soldier fighting for the Confederate States of America, descended from a long line of famous heroes. Many of Lee's ancestors played important roles in America's history. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and a friend of George Washington. He was often referred to as Light Horse Harry Lee. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Lee always admired Washington, and was his hero as a youngster. Young Lee decided to become a soldier