This lesson will talk about general robert e lee, leader of the confederate army during the united states civil war learn about his life, his. Robert had an inauspicious advent, and during his early childhood his family circumstances got worse harry lee's life became still less stable during the spring. 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 january 19, 1807 at stratford, . The life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph—triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty.
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General robert e lee (1807–1870) has continuously ranked as the leading iconic figure of the confederacy a son of revolutionary war hero henry light. Lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history from spiritual descendants of the legions who marched with robert e lee. 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.
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Year old robert begins to take on additional family responsibilities 1829 robert e lee graduates from west point he is second in his class, with no demerits. Few events have captivated students of american history like the civil war its battles are analyzed repeatedly, studied and what-ifed by professional tacticians. And the president's chief of staff cannot state facts about our history statement that robert e lee was “an honorable man” as if kelly had.