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General Robert E. Lee

(1807-1870)

General Robert E. Lee

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Name: Robert Edward Lee

Born: January 19, 1807, at Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Died: October 12, 1870, in Lexington, Virginia

Family:

Wife: Mary Anne Randolph Custis Lee (1808-1873)--married in 1831

Children:

Sons: George Washington Custis Lee, William H. Fitzhugh Lee, and Robert Edward Lee

Daughters: Mary Lee, Annie Lee, Agnes Lee, and Mildred Lee.

 Father: General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee

Mother: Anne Hill Carter Lee

Education: West Point Military Academy --graduated, 1829

Published Works:

The Recollections & Letters of Robert E. Lee

The Wartime Papers of Robert E. Lee

 

Occupation: Officer in the United States Army (1829-April 20, 1861), the Confederate States Army (April 23, 1861-1865), President of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) from Oct. 2, 1865-

Career History: Served in the U.S.-Mexican War, served as the superintendent at West Point from (1852-1855), commanding Colonel of the 2d Cavalry in West Texas (1857-1861), commander of the U.S. forces at Harper's Ferry (1859)

Battles:

U.S.-Mexican War: Battle of Cerro Gordo (April, 1847), Battle of Contreras, Battle of Churubusco, Battle of Chapultepec, and the Battle for Mexico City.

John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry (1859)

Civil War : Peninsular Campaign (1862), Seven Days Battles (June 26-July 2), the Second Battle of Bull Run (Aug. 29-30, 1862). Antietam (Sept. 1862). Battle of Fredericksburg (Dec. 13, 1862 ) , Battle of Chancellorsville (May 2-4, 1863), Battle of Gettysburg (July, 1863), theWilderness Campaign (May-June, 1864), Siege of Petersburg (July, 1864), .

Sources:

 Stratford Hall Plantation - historical Colonial house and birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Includes a biography of Lee and information on his family tree,

Robert Edward Lee Biography - biography of the Robert E. Lee. Includes notes on Lee's views of slavery.

Robert E. Lee--Wikipedia article

Robert E. Lee - Beloved General of the South - biography of Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee - includes a biography and the text of his farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia.

Washington and Lee University - Robert E. Lee Papers - online display of letters from Washington and Lee University's collection, which documents aspects of Lee's life and career as a soldier, educator, friend, and father.

Apotheosis of Robert E. Lee - hypertext project discussing Lee's place as an icon of American history.

Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee Virtual Museum - online tour of the Alexandria, Virginia home that was open as a museum from 1967-2000.

General Lee's HQ - includes dates from the Confederate leader's life, pictures, and Civil War facts.

Virtualology: Robert E. Lee - biography of the Confederate general. Includes background on his wife, Mary Randolph Custis Lee.

CSAnet: Robert E. Lee Memorial Page - includes a history of the Lees of Virginia, a biography of the Confederate general, and text of Lee's farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia.

New York Times: Gen. Robert E. Lee - 1870 obituary from the New York Times. Registration required.

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Family

Wife: Mary Anne Randolph Custis Lee (1808-1873)--married in 1831

Children:

Sons: George Washington Custis Lee, William H. Fitzhugh Lee, and Robert Edward Lee

Daughters: Mary Lee, Annie Lee, Agnes Lee, and Mildred Lee.

 Father: General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee

Mother: Anne Hill Carter Lee

Books By Robert E. Lee

 

Books About Robert E. Lee

 

Links and Resources on General Robert E. Lee

 Stratford Hall Plantation - historical Colonial house and birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Includes a biography of Lee and information on his family tree,

Robert Edward Lee Biography - biography of the Robert E. Lee. Includes notes on Lee's views of slavery.

Robert E. Lee--Wikipedia article

Robert E. Lee - Beloved General of the South - biography of Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee - includes a biography and the text of his farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia.

Washington and Lee University - Robert E. Lee Papers - online display of letters from Washington and Lee University's collection, which documents aspects of Lee's life and career as a soldier, educator, friend, and father.

Apotheosis of Robert E. Lee - hypertext project discussing Lee's place as an icon of American history.

Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee Virtual Museum - online tour of the Alexandria, Virginia home that was open as a museum from 1967-2000.

General Lee's HQ - includes dates from the Confederate leader's life, pictures, and Civil War facts.

Virtualology: Robert E. Lee - biography of the Confederate general. Includes background on his wife, Mary Randolph Custis Lee.

CSAnet: Robert E. Lee Memorial Page - includes a history of the Lees of Virginia, a biography of the Confederate general, and text of Lee's farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia.

New York Times: Gen. Robert E. Lee - 1870 obituary from the New York Times. Registration required.

 

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