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 Robert E. Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Edward Lee was born at Stratford Hall Plantation, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero Henry Lee ("Lighthorse Harry") and Anne Hill (née Carter) Lee.
Lee's sentiments were against secession, which he denounced in an 1861 letter as "nothing but revolution" and a betrayal of the efforts of the Founders.
Lee's example of applying for amnesty was an encouragement to many other former members of the Confederacy's armed forces to accept being citizens of the United States once again.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_E._Lee   (3029 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee Biography
Lee was personally in charge of the unsuccessful West Virginian operations in the autumn, and, having been made a full general on the 31st of August, during the winter he devoted his experience as an engineer to the fortification and general defense of the Atlantic coast.
The personal history of Lee is lost in the history of the great crisis of America's national life; friends and foes alike acknowledged the purity of his motives, the virtues of his private life, his earnest Christianity and the unrepining loyalty with which he accepted the ruin of his party.
Lee was strongly averse to secession, but felt obliged to conform to the action of his own state.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/About%20the%20General.htm   (1072 words)

  
 Lee Bio
Lee had freed his own slaves long before the war began, and he was opposed to secession, however his devotion to his native Virginia led him to join the Confederacy.
In 1863 Lee won victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, both in Virginia, and in 1864 at Cold Harbor, Virginia, but was besieged in Petersburg, Virginia, June 1864-April 1865.
Lee actually had been offered command of the Union armies, but he resigned his commission to return to Virginia.
members.tripod.com /~jrw6/leebio.htm   (252 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee -- Biography
Robert E. Lee was buried in Lexington and remembered as an educator, a soldier, and a Christian gentleman who lived his life with dignity.
Robert E. Lee was born January 19, 1807 at "Stratford" in Westmoreland County.
Lee's loyalities proved to be on the side of the South because of his family tradition in and association with the state of Virginia.
xroads.virginia.edu /~UG97/monument/leebio.html   (443 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee
Many historians consider Robert E. Lee the greatest general of the Civil War, and it is generally agreed that his military genius, hampered though it was by lack of men and materiel, was a principal factor in keeping the Confederacy alive.
Lee was superintendent at West Point from 1852 to 1855, when he was made lieutenant colonel of the 2d Cavalry and sent to W Texas.
Lee's plan to prevent reinforcements from reaching Gen. George B. McClellan, whose army was threatening Richmond, was brilliantly executed by T. (Stonewall) Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley.
www.us-civilwar.com /lee.htm   (837 words)

  
 General Robert E. Lee - Hero of the Southern Confederacy
Robert E. Lee was born January 19, 1807 at Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Lee became an instant hero to the people of the South as a result and his soldiers began to develop an almost mystical belief in him as their leader.
Lee was serving with General Wool at the beginning of the Mexican War, but was reassigned to General Winfield Scott’s staff at his special request.
www.swcivilwar.com /lee.html   (1235 words)

  
 IMA Hero: Robert E. Lee HH
Robert E. Lee was a brilliant general and military strategist for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
Robert was born on January 19, 1807, at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Robert was a good student in his studies and in his conduct.
www.imahero.com /herohistory/robert_herohistory.htm   (990 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee's Report of the Chancellorsville Campaign.
Detaching W. Lee with his two regiments (the Ninth and Thirteenth Virginia) to oppose the main body of the enemy's cavalry, General Stuart crossed the Rapidan at Raccoon Ford with Fitzhugh Lee's brigade on the night of the 29th.
Lee's brigade (the Ninth and Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry).
Lieutenant-Colonel [Robert G.] Cole, chief commissary of subsistence, and Lieutenant-Colonel [Briscoe G.] Baldwin, chief of ordnance, were everywhere on the field attending to the wants of their departments.
www.swcivilwar.com /LeeChancellorsville.html   (5643 words)

  
 Robert Edward Lee - Robert E. Lee Memorial Association
Ann Carter Lee's gentleness was inherited by Robert, and his loving care of his ailing mother was the mainstay of her life.
Robert E. Lee shared his father's reverence for the memory of the General and that bond with the Father of our Country served as an inspiration throughout Lee's life.
Robert Lee's choice of a military career was dictated by financial necessity.
www.stratfordhall.org /rel.html?HISTORY   (1216 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia.
Lee was intrusted with the vital duties of mapping out the terrain ahead, dividing the line of advance for the U.S. troops, and in one case leading troops into battle.
Lee and his most trusted lieutenant, Gen. Stonewall Jackson, divided their forces and through a forced march around General Hooker fell on his exposed flank, rolling it up, and defeating the union forces yet again.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/B/relee/relee.htm   (969 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee American Civil War Confederate General
Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807, at "Stratford" in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
This vivid depiction of the fiercest battles ever fought on American soil presents the Civil War as you've never seen it before-with a provocative re-examination of the military genius of Robert E. Lee, and a critical, pragmatic re-evaluation of the performance of the generals who led the armies of both South and North.
George Washington Custis and William Henry Fitzhugh ("Rooney") attained the rank of Major General and Robert E. Lee, Jr., that of Captain.
americancivilwar.com /south/lee.html   (1530 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee, the fourth son of Colonel Henry Lee and Ann Hill Carter, was born in Stratford, Virginia on 19th January, 1807.
Lee declined the offer and although he opposed slavery and secession, he felt that his first loyalty was to Virginia and resigned his commission.
Lee was forced to abandon Cold Harbor and his whole army well dug in by the time the rest of the Union Army arrived.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USACWlee.htm   (2657 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee's Surrender Report and Farewell to his Troops
Post War Letter to William M. McDonald - Jefferson Davis on Robert E. Lee
Fitz Lee, with the cavalry, supported by Gordon, was ordered to drive the enemy from his front, wheel to the left, and cover the passage of the trains; while Longstreet, who from Rice's Station had formed the rear guard, should close up and hold the position.
General Lee sent this letter to Jefferson Davis for the purpose of informing him that he had been compelled to surrender the remnants of the Army of Northern Virginia to pursuing Federal forces at Appomattox Courthouse.
www.swcivilwar.com /LeeFarewell.html   (1310 words)

  
 Robert Edward Lee Biography
The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the Civil war, but this did not prevent him from keeping the Union armies in Virginia at bay for almost three years.
Lee's enormous wartime prestige, both in the North and South, and the devotion inspired by his unconscious symbolism of the "Lost Cause" made his a legendary figure even before his death.
Lee returned to Richmond as a paroled prisoner of war, and submitted with the utmost composure to an altered destiny.
www.civilwarhome.com /leebio.htm   (1218 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: ROBERT LEE, TX
Robert Lee, the county seat of Coke County, is at the junction of State highways 158 and 208 and the confluence of Mountain Creek and the Colorado River, thirty-one miles north of San Angelo in the central part of the county.
Cartledge and Harris pushed to move the county seat from nearby Hayrick to Robert Lee, arguing that Hayrick lacked an adequate water supply and was too far from the center of the county.
Though at the time Hayrick was much more developed than its neighbor, in 1891 Robert Lee won the county seat election, and most of the Hayrick population moved immediately to Robert Lee.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/RR/hjr10.html   (393 words)

  
 Lee, Robert Edwin --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Lee, Robert E. Confederate general, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, the most successful of the Southern armies during the American Civil War (1861–65).
Lee, Robert E. The Confederacy's greatest soldier, Robert E. Lee, was descended from an old and honored family.
His basic plan for the 1864 campaign was to immobilize the army of General Robert E. Lee near the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, while General William Tecumseh Sherman led the western Union army southward through Georgia.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9312133   (784 words)

  
 NPS, Arlington House: The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Lee for her lifetime and afterwards to the Lees' eldest son, George Washington Custis Lee.
Lee was distressed when news reached him that Virginia had adopted an Ordinance of Secession on April 17, 1861.
In 1892 G.W.C. Lee's suit against the Federal Government for the return of his property was successful.
www.nps.gov /gwmp/arl_hse.html   (674 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Edward Lee was born at Stratford Hall Plantation, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero Henry Lee ("Lighthorse Harry") and Anne Hill (née Carter) Lee.
In the movie Gods and Generals, Lee was played by actor Robert Duvall, who is descended from Lee.
Lee's sentiments were against secession, which he denounced in an 1861 letter as "nothing but revolution" and a betrayal of the efforts of the Founders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_E._Lee   (2941 words)

  
 A Frost Bouquet: The Frost Family
Both contain the adventures of Elinor, Lee, Ricky and the Giraffe, and were based on stories told by Lesley to her daughters and grandchildren.
Robert and Elinor Frost at Plymouth, N. H., in 1912.
The Frost family in Bridgewater, N.H., 1915: Elinor and Robert, Lesley and Irma, Marjorie and Carol.
www.lib.virginia.edu /exhibits/frost/family.html   (467 words)

  
 Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial (National Park Service)
Arlington House, with its associated slave quarters and gardens, are now preserved as a memorial to Robert E. Lee, who gained the respect of Americans in both the North and the South and used his influence after the Civil War to help heal the nation.
Lee made his historic decision to resign from the US Army at Arlington House and wrote his resignation letter in his second floor bedchamber.
George Washington Parke Custis, Lee’s father-in-law, built the house between 1802 and 1818 to be his home as well as a memorial to George Washington, his step-grandfather.
www.nps.gov /arho   (193 words)

  
 Robert Lee Publications
R. Lee and A. C.Cangellaris,``Scattering from an arbitrary cylinder in the presence of a planar media interface using the bymoment method: Part one, theory,'' Joint AP-S Symposium and URSI Radio Science Meeting, Dallas, TX, May, 1990.
R. Lee and J. Jevtic, ``Several approaches to improving the solution in the measured equation of invariance,'' Invited paper, Joint AP-S Symposium and URSI Radio Science Meeting, Seattle, WA, June, 1994.
J. Lee, J. Wu, and R. Lee, ``Application of an anisotropic PML and its relationship to Beringer's PML,'' Invited paper, Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium, Seattle, WA, July, 1995.
www.ece.osu.edu /~lee/publications.html   (1874 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Robert Edward Lee (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Robert Edward Lee 1807–70, general in chief of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War, b.
• Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Robert Edward Lee
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/Lee-Robe.html   (153 words)

  
 Robert Edwin Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Edwin Lee (October 15, 1918- July 8, 1994), was a playwright and lyricist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Edwin_Lee   (113 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia.
Robert was the fourth child of a Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and Ann Hill Carter Lee.
Lee was intrusted with the vital duties of mapping out the terrain ahead, dividing the line of advance for the U.S. troops, and in one case leading troops into battle.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/B/relee/relee.htm   (969 words)

  
 Robert Lee, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In addition to a once-great fishery, the area around Robert Lee supports a significant population of white tailed deer, which can be a nuisance to local ranchers and farmers but attracts large numbers of hunters during the annual hunting seasons.
Robert Lee is a city located in Coke County, Texas.
The town of Robert Lee is located on the Colorado River.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Lee,_Texas   (568 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee Biography
Lee was personally in charge of the unsuccessful West Virginian operations in the autumn, and, having been made a full general on the 31st of August, during the winter he devoted his experience as an engineer to the fortification and general defense of the Atlantic coast.
The personal history of Lee is lost in the history of the great crisis of America's national life; friends and foes alike acknowledged the purity of his motives, the virtues of his private life, his earnest Christianity and the unrepining loyalty with which he accepted the ruin of his party.
Lee was strongly averse to secession, but felt obliged to conform to the action of his own state.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/About%20the%20General.htm   (1072 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee Collection
ROBERT E. The following are transcriptions of letters to and from Robert E. Lee in the Special Collections of the James Leyburn Library of Washington and Lee University.
Robert E. Lee to unknown correspondent, 29 Mar. 1854
Robert E. Lee to Robert E. Lee, Jr., 22 Jul. 1865
home.wlu.edu /~stanleyv/pentrans.htm   (4066 words)

  
 Robert E. Lee by Mathew Brady
This photograph is one of six images that Mathew Brady took of Robert E. Lee upon his arrival home in Richmond.
The date was April 16, 1865, Easter Sunday, a week after Lee had surrendered to Grant at Appomattox.
www.civilwar.si.edu /appomattox_lee.html   (39 words)

  
 Apotheosis of Robert E. Lee Title Page
Robert E. Lee has been lauded by different groups for the same reasons; Lee has the qualities of: devotion, humility, self-sacrifice, reserve, gentlemanliness, Christian character, acceptance of defeat, moderation.
In 1903, after decades of apathy toward the idea, the Virginia legislature resolved to commission statues of George Washington and Robert E. Lee to send to the Capitol.
In 1864, Congress had decided to fill the Old Hall of the House with statues of great Americans, two from each state.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CAP/LEE/title.html   (158 words)

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