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 robert e lee: the life and times of a military genius. Robert e lee, a great son of the south, a great leader of the south—and i assume no modern day leader would question him or challenge him—robert e lee counseled us well when he told us to. 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 his mother, ann carter, came from a wealthy family. Mary anna randolph custis was born on october 1, 1808, the only surviving child of george washington parke custis and mary lee fitzhugh custis as a young girl, the diminutive and vivacious mary played with robert e lee when he and his family visited arlington house and the two became very close.
In a new biography, robert e lee, roy blount, jr, treats lee as a man of competing impulses, a paragon of manliness and one of the greatest military commanders in history, who was. Lee, by ian hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, robert e lee it is a thorough, in depth record of the life of lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his death on october 12, 1870. 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. Robert e lee revisited, 150 years after civil war fondly do we hope: reflections on the civil war, a century and a half later thomas j whalen cognoscenti contributor.
Robert e lee was the commander of the army of northern virginia from 1862 to the civil war's end in this role, he was arguably the most significant general of the civil war in this role, he was arguably the most significant general of the civil war. Robert e lee was among the bluest of virginia blue bloods the lees were synonymous with the state and colony of virginia his father, light horse harry lee, fought with george washington and gave the eulogy at washington's funeral. Robert e lee was an honorable man and a great military leader i am from the north and was certainly for the north but i have read much about the civil war and do admire the man he refused the northern command because his loyalty was to virginia and at that time, state was more important than country (to many. New york times bestselling author michael korda's fresh, contemporary single volume historical biography of general robert e lee--perhaps the most famous and least understood legend in american history and one of our most admired heroes.
Delivering you the best in inspirational articles, life stories, quotes and more robert e lee: an american hero robert e lee, a great son of the south, a great leader of the south—and. Robert taylor began displaying a diversity of talents in his youth on the plains of nebraska at the life and heroism of robert e lee beatrice high school. 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. The soldier was great, but the man himself was greater: 1871 first edition of cooke's life of general robert e lee (lee, robert e) cooke, john esten a life of gen robert e lee. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was an american career military officer who is best known for having commanded the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war.
Robert e lee before the war, 1807-61 before the revolutionary war, the lee family was firmly established in the virginia gentry robert's father, henry light-horse harry lee, was a hero of the revolution, later a governor and congressman, and an intimate friend of george washington. In clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, michael korda, the new york times bestselling biographer of dwight d eisenhower, ulysses s grant, and t e lawrence, has written the first major biography of lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life one of america's greatest, most iconic heroes. 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. Robert e lee in 1863 #6 he struggled to decide his loyalties in the civil war in march 1861, lee was promoted to full colonel by us president abraham lincolnhowever a few weeks later virginia seceded and lee was offered command of the union forces as major general.
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. Yes, robert e lee was a great american if signer knew the first thing about human valor, he'd know that there was no man more valorous and courageous than robert e lee, whose two uncles signed the declaration of independence and [whose] father was a notable cavalry officer in the war for independence. Republican chris mcdaniel, a candidate for the us senate in mississippi who has a long history of saying dumb things, has spent this week fawning over a hero of his, confederate general robert e. Horse harry lee, a hero of the american revolution, and his second wife, anne carter lee, the daughter of robert king carter, the richest man in virginia.