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 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 young robert, the son, was raised mostly by his mother. This biography on robert e lee is a good antidote for much of the nonsense written about the south & the war by modern academics who despise the south, local autonomy, traditional christianity, & the whole idea of honor.
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. 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. Religion at arlington molly custis from that point on there was a marked difference in the way that lee made life decisions with firm conviction, lee began to pray and read his bible daily arlington house, the robert e lee memorial george washington memorial parkway c/o turkey run park mclean , va 22101 phone: (703) 235-1530.
2) his mother was an italian contessa, and through her lee descended from emperor charlemagne of the holy roman empire and was related to robert e lee, the confederate general. This book contains photographs and pictures that depict the life and times of abraham lincoln lincoln shot: a president’s life remembered by barry denenberg call number: ref 973 lin robert e lee by candice ransom call number: b lee (follett, 2011) presents facts about robert e lee as a confederate commander in the civil war. Robert e lee occupies a remarkable place in the pantheon of american history, combining in the minds of many, michael korda writes in this admiring and briskly written biography, “a strange. The life of robert e lee robert edward lee was born on january 19th, 1807 in stratford, virginia robert's father was thrown in debtors jail many times for not paying on time he was introduced to war early in his life his brother sydney had shown him a cannon ball and told him about the revolution. 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 believed in prospering the confederacy.
Rebel yell how i learned to hate robert e lee michael korda’s superb new biography of the confederate general, clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, chisels away at the myth. As many of of his public monuments are vandalized, damaged or carted away, confederate gen robert e lee is losing much more than bronze face time on prime real estate. Robert e lee also married mary custis lee, the daughter of washington’s adopted son, george washington parke custis but historians say the similarities end there.
Robert e lee was a general who led the confederate army of northern virginia during the american civil war he was revered as a hero by southerners in the end, his surrender marked the unofficial end of the war see the fact file for more information on robert e lee. Robert e lee has been, and continues to be, a symbol and hero in the american story but in life, thomas writes, lee was both more and less than his legend here is the man behind the legend. Robert edward lee was a 19th century american soldier who served as the general of the confederate army of north virginia at the time of the american civil war lee was born in an illustrious family and his father served as the governor general of virginia in addition to being an officer in the revolutionary war.
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. Living historian frank orlando describes the life and accomplishments of robert e lee this video is part of the american battlefield trust's in4 video series, which presents short videos on basic civil war topics. Biography of the life and times of robert e lee pages 2 words 1,216 view full essay more essays like this: robert e lee, light horse harry lee, biography of robert lee not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed.