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Robert E. Lee
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The story of Robert E. Lee: as told in his own words and those of his contemporaries (1964 edition)
Robert E. Lee
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To General James Longstreet at Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862. As quoted in: A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee (1871) by John E. Cooke


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Born: January 19, 1807

Died: October 12, 1870 (aged 63)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Soldier

Bio: 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.

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