Robert e lee was a distinguished confederate general in the confederate army who bravely led his troops against the union army until his defeat at the appomattox courthouse in april of 1865. The removal of a statue of robert e lee in charlottesville, virginia, sparked a deadly protest, but the confederate general opposed them. In the june 1969 issue of civil war history — volume 5, number 2, pages 116-132 — a renowned southern historian attacked the legacy of confederate gen robert e lee no single war figure. Are there any photographs of robert e lee and grant as lee surrendered the confederate army did robert e lee ever regret fighting for the south why wasn't confederate general robert e lee hanged at the end of the american civil war. File:robert edward leejpg the general officers of the confederate states army (csa) - the army of the confederate states of america - were the senior military leaders of the confederacy and served during the american civil war between 1861 and 1865.
Robert edward lee general in chief of the confederate armies in the american civil war , robert edward lee (1807-1870) displayed strategic sense and tactical skill that rank him among the great military captains of history. As a leading general in the confederate states army during the great rebellion, robert e lee was targeted for retribution by united states president hannibal hamlin after a confederate sharpshooter killed hamlin's predecessor abraham lincoln on july 12, 1864. General robert e lee history biography, robert e lee civil war confederate army, robert e lee wife family picture photo photograph life northern virginia commander battle of gettysburg military edward.
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. General at a loss: robert e lee had the utmost confidence in the confederate army that he led to gettysburg in 1863, but later asserted he was deceivedinto a general battle (library of congress. Robert e lee was the famous confederate general, commander of the northern virginian army, during the american civil war this biography includes a detailed account on the life and achievements of robert e lee. General robert e lee believed that he could not raise arms against the people of his home state of virginia in the name of the union, as he wrote to a friend about resigning his us army. Confederate army general robert e lee was vilified during the us civil war only to become a heroic symbol of the south's lost cause — and eventually a racist icon the violence in.
Former confederate major-general fitzhugh lee was the consul-general of the united states to havana, cuba at the outbreak of the spanish-american war during the war he commanded the vii army corps biography. Major general robert e rodes of the army of northern virginia: a biography, is the first deeply researched scholarly biography on this remarkable confederate officer from first manassas in 1861 to third winchester in 1864, rodes served in all the great battles and campaigns of the legendary army of northern virginia. The army of northern virginia is the best-known and most successful of all the confederate armies in the american civil war its mark on the popular consciousness is so strong that many people believe that it was the confederate army that general robert e lee was the ranking confederate general for the entire war and that appomattox, where it surrendered to its union foes in the army of the. Get this from a library robert e lee : confederate general [patricia a grabowski arthur m schlesinger, jr.
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) in june. Robert e lee, general of the confederate army (1863, army of northern virginia: booknotes interview with emory thomas on robert e lee: a biography,. The battle of appomattox court house (virginia, us), fought on the morning of april 9, 1865, was one of the last battles of the american civil war (1861-1865) it was the final engagement of confederate states army general-in-chief, robert e lee, and his army of northern virginia before it surrendered to the union army of the potomac under the commanding general of the united states.
A biography profiling the life and military career of robert e lee, who after years of service in the us army, resigned to serve as general of the confederate army during the us civil war. All confederate generals wore the same uniform insignia regardless of which rank of general they were, except for robert e lee who wore the uniform of a confederate colonel the only visible difference was the button groupings on their uniforms groups of three buttons for lieutenant and major generals, and groups of two for brigadier generals. Lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history [sl]: university of north carolina press gallagher, gary w lee and his army in confederate history. Robert edward lee, known as robert e lee, is best known as the american soldier who commanded the confederate army of northern virginia during the american civil war robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, virginia on january 19th, 1807 his father was major.
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. April 9, 1865 - general robert e lee surrenders his confederate army to union general ulysses s grant at the mclean house in village of appomattox court house, virginia. Robert e lee became the commander of the confederate army in the last few months of the civil war until that time jefferson davis had tried to micromanage a number of battles from richmond.
Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was the general-in-chief of the confederate states army during the american civil war he led the army of northern virginia in the eastern theater of the american civil war. United states army confederate states army lee, robert edward, jr recollections and letters of general robert e lee, konecky & konecky, new york. 1 general robert e lee was the general of the confederate army he was the general of the.