The life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph—triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty mississippi in his work as an engineer, and triumph over all other military men to become the towering figure who commanded the confederate. Robert e lee: a biography [emory m thomas] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the best and most balanced of the lee biographies ― new york review of books the life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph―triumph in clearing his family name. Biography of general robert e lee - including history articles, links, recommended books and more robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was an american and confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the confederate states army. 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.
Watch a short biography video of robert e lee, the leader of the confederate forces during the american civil war #biography subscribe for more biography:. 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. Having recently written a book of my own on robert e lee, i thought it might be helpful to compile a list of seven essential books about the general-in-chief of the confederacy 1 re lee by. Robert e lee biography general (1807-1870) robert e lee was the leading confederate general during the us civil war and has been venerated as a heroic figure in the american south.
Lee, robert e gen robert e lee (centre) on the porch of his home in richmond, virginia, with maj gen george washington custis lee and col walter taylor, april 1865, photograph by mathew brady library of congress, washington, dc. Fitzhugh lee (november 19, 1835 - april 28, 1905) was a cavalry officer for the confederacy, the governor of virginia, and later a general in the spanish-american war, fighting for the country that he had fought against over 30 years earlier. General robert e lee was one of the greatest generals to have ever lived although having fought for the slave-trading south during the american civil war he was, and still is, regarded as a superb tactician and leader of men by both north and south. Robert e lee was the famous confederate general, commander of the northern virginian army, during the american civil war his brilliance in war waging strategies, his vigor and achievements during the civil war, makes him an iconic figure.
General lee : a biography of robert e lee by fitzhugh lee a copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. 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. Surrender lee fought brilliantly, but eventually the overwhelming numbers of the union forces had him surrounded on april 9, 1865 general robert e lee surrendered his army to general ulysses s grant at the courthouse in appomattox, virginia. Biography of robert e lee: the life and times of a military genius. General robert e lee surrenders to general ulysses s grant casualties on confederate side are enormous  after the surrender grant gave lee's army much-needed food rations, made them lay down their arms and return to their homes, never to take up arms against the union again.
Robert e lee robert e lee was born january 19, 1807 at stratford in westmoreland county continuing in the military tradition of his father, lee entered west point in 1825 and graduated second in his class in 1829. Freeman, douglas southall ed unpublished letters of general robert e lee, csa to jefferson davis and the war department of the confederate states of america, 1862-65 rev ed with foreword by grady mcwhiney. 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 nephew writes a brilliant biography with keen insights not only on his uncle's personal life, but his military life and tactics as well, as fitzhugh lee served himself as a major general in both the confederate and later united states army.
Michael korda's superb new biography of the confederate general, clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e leea, chisels away at the myth. Douglas southall freeman (may 16, 1886 - june 13, 1953) was an american historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author he is best known for his multi-volume biographies of robert e lee and george washington, for which he was awarded two pulitzer prizes. A soldier, a politician, and an author, general fitzhugh lee (1835 1905) had earlier attended west point as a cadet and proved to be a boisterous challenge to the superintendent of the academy, who was also his uncle: robert e lee fitzhugh developed an abiding affection and respect for lee. Robert e lee summary: confederate general robert e lee is perhaps the most iconic and most widely respected of all civil war commanders though he opposed secession, he resigned from the us army to join the forces of his native state, rose to command the largest confederate army and ultimately was named general-in-chief of all confederate land forces.
Under him as cadets were his son g w custis lee, his nephew, fitzhugh lee and j e b stuart, all of whom became general officers in the civil war in 1855 he was appointed as lieut-colonel to the 2nd cavalry, commanded by colonel sidney johnston , with whom he served against the indians of the texas border. (about) arlington house, the robert e lee memorial, also known as the custis-lee mansion, is a greek revival style mansion that once belonged to general robert e lee, and it is surrounded by arlington national cemetery. No man proved a more worthy opponent to ulysses s grant than confederate general robert e lee lee was born the fourth child of colonel henry lee and ann hill carter on january 19, 1807 lee's.