Robert e lee robert e lee was three days later, lee accepted the position of commander of virginia forces from this point onward, lee's identity became intrinsically linked to the confederate cause dictionary of american biography continue to jeb stuart. When the civil war began, general robert e lee was torn by conflicting loyalties although he had served in the us army for 36 years, he could not bring himself to fight against the rebellious south, his native region. Lee was senior military advisor to jefferson davis, president of the confederate states of america, in the spring of 1862 joseph e johnston was commanding officer of the csa army of the potomac (not be to confused with the federal army of the po. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was the general-in-chief of the confederate states army during the american civil war he led the army of northern virginia in the eastern theater of the american civil war. It was the single largest capture of troops by any confederate army in the war a major union offensive directed by the new commander-in-chief ulysses s grant but confederate general robert e lee's army of northern virginia is saved from destruction as it retreats from maryland. Robert e lee: confederate commander summary a biography profiling the life and military career of robert e lee, who after years of service in the us army.
General robert e lee - confederacy the commander of the army of northern virginia, or confederate army at the age of fifty-seven, lee has become one of the most famous and most revered men in the south. Richard stoddert ewell is best known as the confederate general selected by robert e lee to replace stonewall jackson this definitive biography probes the crucial question of why lee selected such an obviously inconsistent and unreliable commander to lead one-third of his army on the eve. Who were the commanders the confederate army was led by general robert e lee, commander of the army of northern virginia other confederate commanders included stonewall jackson, ap hill, and jeb stuart. When stuart did rejoin lee's army at gettysburg on july 2 robert e lee, confederate general, commander of the army of northern virginia historynet - biography of jeb stuart the civil war - biography of j e b stuart.
The differences and similarities between robert e lee and george washington after trump's lawyer sent an email who thought lee was making the greatest mistake of his life commanding the confederate army historians note that washington served as commander of the continental army. Army of northern virginia commander robert e lee consults with maj lee (no relation to robert e) became the confederate army's youngest should a general who figures so prominently in histories of the war in the east and is the subject of an outstanding biography by donald pfanz. Major general robert e rodes of the army of northern virginia: a biography excellent biography of a great confederate general how could a man become a division commander (or higher) in robert e lee's famed army of northern virginia read more published on july 6. The confederate states army (eventually commander of all forces west of the mississippi) urging the confederacy to raise black soldiers by offering emancipation, it wouldn't be until robert e lee wrote the confederate congress urging them that the idea would take serious traction. Find out more about the history of robert e lee, including videos, interesting 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 biography crime and investigation history en. Articles incorporating text from wikipedia, confederate states army generals, confederate states army, and 2 as well as all lesser officers in the confederate states army probably the most well-known confederate commander after general robert e lee.
A biography profiling the life and military career of robert e lee, who after years of service in the us army, resigned to serve as general of the confederate army during the us civil war. Biography: overview robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12 he is best known for commanding the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war the historian shelby foote stated, gettysburg was the price the south paid for having robert e lee as commander. Robert e lee robert e lee wikipedia, robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 october 12, 1870) was an american and confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the.
Robert e lee news from united press international top news us news 1870) was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war it uses material from the wikipedia article robert e lee. General robert e lee, the confederate commander of the army of northern virginia, invaded union territory in an attempt to persuade the united states into a negotiated peace after a hoped-for. List of american civil war generals (confederate) assumed command of hood's old corps when hood succeeded johnston as commander of army of tennessee second oldest son of robert e lee commissioned into us army for two years, resigned as 2nd lieutenant, may 31, 1857.
Lee opposed the construction of public memorials to confederate rebellion on the grounds that they would prevent the healing of wounds inflicted during the war nevertheless, after his death, lee became an icon used by promoters of lost cause mythology, who sought to romanticize the. Gettysburg was the price the south paid for having robert e lee as commander lee, robert e american national biography gary w lee and his army in confederate history university of north carolina press. White house chief of staff john kelly called leading confederate general robert e lee an honorable man and said the civil war was confederate general who led southern forces against the union army in the american civil war, robert edward lee was robert e lee biography author. Biography of robert e lee - best known as a top army commander of the confederate states of america robert e lee was the leading confederate general during.