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    Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was a battlefield commander who graduated from WestPoint academy and‚ became commander of the Virginia forces during the civil war. He was eventually became commander of the confederate forces during the civil war and won many of his battle the most famous of them being the second battle of bull run. Unfortunately‚ he surrendered the last major confederate force to union leader Ulysses S. Grant at the battle of Appomattox Court House. January 31st 1865 Robert E

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    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. It is a thorough‚ in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth‚ through his college years‚ military experience and his work in later

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    Paper 11 January 2013 Robert E. Lee: The Savior or Destroyer of the South? Robert E. Lee‚ the most renowned general of the Civil War‚ was both a mastermind of battlefield strategy and a true gentleman. His leadership skills and sharp mind allowed him to become the most successful general in the South. Although Robert E. Lee was a man whose life was marked by distinction and courage‚ he was also marked by arrogance and failure. “Lee was born the fourth child of Colonel Henry Lee and Ann Hill Carter

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    Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born on January 19‚ 1807 in Stafford‚ Virginia. The son of Lighthorse Harry Lee and was educated at the U.S. Military academy. In 1829 he graduated second in his class receiving a commission as second lieutenant in 1836 and captain in 1838. He distinguished himself in the Mexican War and was wounded in the storming of Chapultepec in 1847; for his meritorious service he received his third promotion in rank. He became superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy

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    American Civil War‚ Robert Edward Lee was born January 19‚ 1807‚ in Stratford Hall‚ Virginia. Lee was cut from Virginia aristocracy. His extended family members included a president‚ a chief justice of the United States‚ and signers of the Declaration of Independence. His father‚ Colonel Henry Lee‚ also known as "Light-Horse Harry‚" had served as a cavalry leader during the Revolutionary War and gone on to become one of the war’s heroes‚ winning praise from GeneralGeorge Washington. Lee saw himself as

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  • Robert E. Lee Summary

    Robert E. Lee was a Confederate General in the American Civil War. He was born January 19‚ 1807 in Stratford‚ Westmoreland County‚ Virginia. He was the youngest son of the Revolutionary War hero general Henry Lee‚ who was also known as “Light-Horse Harry Lee”. He married Mary; daughter of G. W. P. Custis‚ the adopted son of Washington. My Thesis is that Robert E. Lee was a great general in the Civil War. He proved he was great even though his resources usually were not. In 1825 he entered West

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  • Robert E Lee Failure

    Robert E. Lee was a General for the Confederate army. Lee had always been committed to his obligations in the military. “In 1846‚ Lee got the chance he’d been waiting his whole military career for when the United States when to war with Mexico. Serving under General Winfield Scott‚ Lee distinguished himself as a brave battle commander and brilliant tactician.” (Biogrpahy.com). General Scott thought highly of Lee. But‚ Lee’s life away from battle was difficult for him to handle. He just didn’t know

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  • Robert E Lee Research Paper

    General Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born in 1807 in Stafford‚ Virginia. Lee was a great army general during the civil war (1861-1865) who commanded the army of Northern Virginia. Lee was probably the most famous general from the south during the civil war. Robert E. Lee’s father was Major General Henry Lee III (nicknamed the Light Horse Harry) in (1756–1818) the governor of Virginia‚ and his mother was Anne Hill Carter (1773–1829). Also one of Lee’s great grandparents‚ Henry Lee I‚ was a

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  • Compare And Contrast Stone And Robert E Lee

    his men flank left to the west of Chancellorsville. Later in the same battle Confederate major Robert Stiles had to deal with the dark in the woods. It was dark out and hard to see. “We couldn’t even see our own lines” said Robert Stiles. The forest absorbed much of the sound of the Confederate advance.

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  • Who was the superior general, Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant?

    Why Ulysses S. Grant Was a Superior General to Robert E. Lee Bullets rained down on the men as they trampled over the enemy‚ battling their way to victory at the command of their beloved general. During the Civil War‚ Soldiers greatly admired their generals. After the Civil War ended in 1865‚ Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant emerged as two of the most distinguished generals in American history. Robert E. Lee‚ a devoted Virginian‚ fought for the Confederacy. Ulysses S. Grant‚ a hero of the Mexican

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