Essay on robert e lee 's life and achievements - robert e lee was the best general for the south, and out smarted every union general that was put against him to the south, lee is like a godly figure to them. White house chief of staff john kelly called leading confederate general robert e lee an honorable man and said the civil war was caused by lack of compromise kelly was asked about a virginia church's decision to remove plaques honoring lee. Robert e lee before the war, 1807-61 before the revolutionary war, the lee family was firmly established in the virginia gentry robert's father, henry light-horse harry lee, was a hero of the revolution, later a governor and congressman, and an intimate friend of george washington. Robert e lee occupies a special place in the american pantheon he fought against the united states but is an american hero lee's fame comes from his actions as commander of the confederate army of northern virginia in the civil war. Robert frost was born on march 26, 1874, in san francisco, california he spent the first 11 years of his life there, until his journalist father, william prescott frost jr, died of tuberculosis.
Robert e lee at age 31, then a young lieutenant of engineers, u s army, 1838 pd robert edward lee is the fourth child born to colonel harry and ann lee, prominent members of the virginia. By contrast, robert e lee didn't have grant's long career in public life he died in 1870, just a few years after the war but in his short tenure as president of what's now washington and. Robert e lee was a great general who led the southern armies in the civil war he was a great leader but was eventually overcome by a lack of resources and money that fueled the northern war effort his last act as leader was to surrender his army to general us grant at appomattox courthouse. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was an american and confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the confederate states armyhe commanded the army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.
Robert e lee's letter to jefferson davis explaining the surrender, the fatigue of the army and of the confederacy and the need to end the war peacefully join t fight donate today to preserve civil war battlefields and the nation's history for generations to come. Called robert or bob by his family and friends, and signing himself r e lee, he never used the moniker robert e lee, which was a product of wartime news reporting both of lee's parents. Robert e lee - 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. Poet robert frost was born in san francisco, but his family moved to lawrence, massachusetts, in 1884 following his father's death the move was actually a return, for frost's ancestors were originally new englanders, and frost became famous for his poetry's regionalism, or engagement with new england locales, identities, and themes.
Robert e lee by: joshua elkin for: mr goff introduction robert e lee was one of the most beloved generals of the civil war and possibly of all american history to the men he led he was a hero, and even after his death he was still loved by all his former troops. 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. Horse harry lee, a hero of the american revolution, and his second wife, anne carter lee, the daughter of robert king carter, the richest man in virginia.
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. Robert e lee near the confederate capital at richmond, virginia, while gen william tecumseh sherman led the western union army southward through georgia. Robert e lee gave him he died trusting in god as a good man, with a good life, and a pure conscience he had lived, as he died, with this supreme trust in an overruling and merciful providence and this sentiment. Robert e lee after the war after their army surrendered at appomattox court house on april 9, 1865, the defeated confederates returned to their homes to face an uncertain future the postwar prospects of robert e lee, beloved commander of the army of northern virginia, were no clearer than those of his men.
Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 in the town of stratford, which is located in westmoreland county, virginia henry light-horse lee and henry's wife ann carter were lee's parents the area where lee grew up was a living memory of george washington. Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 in stratford hall, virginia his father, henry, was a hero during the american revolutionary war where he earned the nickname light horse harry his mother, ann carter, came from a wealthy family. When confederate army general robert e lee died five years after the civil war ended, the cause of his death had doctors stumped he had been in poor health, but his specific illness was a. 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.