Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

Born: January 19, 1807

Died: October 12, 1870

Nationality: American

Occupation: Soldier

Biography: Robert Edward Lee was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.

Source/Notes: The story of Robert E. Lee: as told in his own words and those of his contemporaries (1964 edition)

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Source/Notes: Remark to his son, G. W. Custis Lee (March 1865), as quoted in South Atlantic Quarterly [Durham, North Carolina] (July 1927)

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Source/Notes: To General James Longstreet at Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862. As quoted in: A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee (1871) by John E. Cooke