The battle of chancellorsville, fought from april 30 to may 6, 1863, is widely considered to be confederate gen robert e lee's greatest victory during the american civil war. Robert e lee: an american hero share tweet confederate veterans and sympathizers like lee are the easiest marks at the moment, president ford too celebrated lee: as a soldier. Robert e lee was a leading general for the army of the confederate states of america during the american civil war (1861-65) his strategies and determination gave the confederacy many victories on the battlefield, but in the end it was he who surrendered to the union army in april 1865.
On a spring day 140 years ago, union gen ulysses s grant and confederate gen robert e lee met face to face in the parlor of wilmer mclean's house in appomattox court house, virginia on that historic occasion, april 9, 1865, the two generals formalized the surrender of lee's army of northern. The soldier a son of american revolutionary war hero henry light-horse harry lee, robert e lee graduated second in his class at west point and distinguished himself in various battles during. The battle of appomattox court house (virginia, us), fought on the morning of april 9, 1865, was one of the last battles of the american civil war (1861-1865) it was the final engagement of confederate states army general-in-chief , robert e lee , and his army of northern virginia before it surrendered to the union army of the potomac. Lee, robert e american national biography robert e lee and confederate strategy in the the war department of the confederate states of america,.
Meet famous icons of the american civil war, at biographycom white house chief of staff john kelly called leading confederate general robert e lee an honorable man and said the civil. The truth about confederate gen robert e lee: he wasn't very good at his job but no where has the fight over lee's image been more a blunder that doomed the hopes of the. The man who would not be washington: robert e lee's civil war and his decision that changed american history [jonathan horn] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers.
The american civil war (1861-1865) was a separatist conflict between the united states federal government (the union) and eleven southern slave states that declared their secession and formed the confederate states of america, led by president jefferson davis the union, led by president abraham. The army of the confederate states of america many had served in the mexican-american war (including robert e lee the soldiers of the confederate armed. Where did robert e lee grow up 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. Members of congress publicly condemned the white nationalists who'd gathered in charlottesville, virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of confederate general robert e lee the views.
Ap us history ch 14 african-american soldiers in the union b was a significant confederate victory c saw robert e lee field an army twice the size of the. 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) in june. American heroes: deborah sampson, soldier of the revolution general robert e lee his all to the lost cause of the confederate states of america. 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.
Few figures in american history are more divisive, contradictory or elusive than robert e lee, the reluctant, tragic leader of the confederate army, who died in his beloved virginia at age 63 in. One day in january, a few years before the civil war, robert e lee wrote to the new york times, seeking a correction the man who would become the top confederate general was trying to set the. 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: biography of robert e lee, confederate commander of the army of northern virginia and later (1865) all southern armies during the american civil war.
Robert e lee, who was considered to be the greatest soldier fighting for the confederate states of america, descended from a long line of famous heroes many of lee's ancestors played important roles in america's history. Fight over confederate statues personal for daughter of csa soldier against a city order to take down a statue of confederate general robert e lee for the confederate states of america. The debate over flying the confederate flag prompts another question over southern heritage: should we honor the confederate general the robert e lee problem my own view is that we.
Robert e lee was born on this date in 1807 he was a white american soldier known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. 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. The confederate states of america (csa), or confederacy, was a government set up in february 1861 by cotton states of the lower south confederate general robert. Robert anderson (june 14, 1805 - october 26, 1871) was a united states army officer during the american civil war he was the union commander in the first battle of the american civil war at fort sumter in april 1861 the confederates bombarded the fort and forced its surrender to start the war.