The myth of the kindly general lee the strangest part about the continued personality cult of robert e lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed. 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. A soldier, a politician, and an author, general fitzhugh lee (1835-1905) had earlier attended west point as a cadet and proved to be a boisterous challenge to the superintendent of the academy, who was also his uncle: robert e lee fitzhugh developed an abiding affection and respect for lee. Freeman, douglas southall ed unpublished letters of general robert e lee, csa to jefferson davis and the war department of the confederate states of america,. Mr thomas talked about his experiences writing biographies of confederate general robert e lee, the 4 volume biography on lee by author douglas southall freeman, and new.
- biography of robert e lee robert e lee was born in stratford hall, near montross, virginia, on january 19, 1807 general robert e lee is a prime example of. More info on general robert e lee biography robert edward lee, general-in-chief of the confederate states army, is placed by general fame as well as by the cordial suffrage of the south, first among all southern military chieftains. General robert e lee (january 19 th, 1807 - october 12 th, 1870) was the lead commander of the confederate army though often portrayed unfairly as a villain, he.
Clouds of glory - the life and legend of robert e lee was the third book i read about the famed general, and by far the most detailed of his life and charactermichael korda, author of the acclaimed biography on ulysses grant and former editor-in-chief of simon & schuster, wrote this book on lee from an objective perspective - which truly gives the reader a glimpse inside the mind of a. Buy a cheap copy of robert e lee: a biography book by emory m thomas the life of robert e lee is a story of triumph - triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty mississippi in his work. Robert e lee was brave, wise, and gentle he was a great general and a leader of men so writes david a adler in a picture book of robert e lee the book, intended for ages 6 and up.
Who was robert e lee in 1861, president abraham lincoln offered general lee the opportunity to command the entire union army lee, however, chose to follow his heart which was with his home state of virginia. Civil war confederate general he is remembered for leading the army of northern virginia to the brink of victory in the civil war born to a virginia family of nobility but little money, his father was revolutionary war general, virginia governor, and congressman light horse harry lee, his mother was ann hill carter. General lee: a biography of robert e lee [fitzhugh lee, gary w gallagher] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a soldier, a politician, and an author, general fitzhugh lee (1835-1905) had earlier attended west point as a cadet and proved to be a boisterous challenge to the superintendent of the academy. The canonization of confederate gen robert e lee began shortly after 5 pm, may 7, 1890, on the docks of the james river in richmond that's when at least 10,000 citizens clamped 20,000 hands.
Robert e lee: civil war general is a 1996 computer wargame developed by impressions games and published by sierra on-line set during the american civil war,. Confederate general robert e lee poses in a late april 1865 portrait taken by mathew brady in richmond, virginia in early 1861, president abraham lincoln invited lee to take command of the entire union army. Robert e lee (1-19-1807 - 10-12-1870) beloved general of the south for some the man robert e lee is an almost god like figure for others he is a paradox. How racist was robert e lee too wonderful books on lee's life and beliefs are emory thomas's robert e lee: a biography what happened to general robert e. No man proved a more worthy opponent to ulysses s grant than confederate general robert e lee lee was born the fourth child of colonel henry lee and ann hill carter on january 19, 1807 lee's.
Words from the achiever i think the book that i learned the most from in terms of technique, as a storyteller, was douglas southall freeman's great biography of robert e lee. Find great deals on ebay for general robert e lee in miscellaneous civil war-related collectibles shop with confidence. Meet the lee family general robert e lee robert e lee: a selected bibliography robert e lee: a selected bibliography anderson, nancy scott and dwight anderson, the generals: ulysses s grant and robert e lee, alfred a knopf, new york, 1988. Robert e lee came to military prominence during the us civil war, commanding virginia's armed forces and becoming general-in-chief of the confederate forces.
General robert e lee is known as a hero of the south to some and a flawed military strategist to others learn more at biographycom. Robert e lee: a biography general robert e lee was as close to deified during my formative years as a mortal could be general stonewall jackson was always. 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.
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. Kids learn about the biography of robert e lee, general for the confederacy during the civil war. Facts & information about robert e lee, a confederate civil war general during the american civil war general robert e lee robert e lee facts born january 19, 1807 died october 12, 1870 beginning rank major general, virginia state troops highest rank achieved general, confederate states of america more about robert e lee robert e.