The result is an intensely sympathetic portrayal of robert e lee as an born into a prominent virginia family—the son of light horse harry lee and anne. The idol of the south to this day, virginian robert e lee had some difficulty in him from keeping the union armies in virginia at bay for almost three years. Robert e lee timeline date event 1807 robert edward lee is born on january 19 at stratford hall in westmoreland county, virginia he is the fifth child of.
The life of robert e lee robert edward lee was born on january 19th, 1807 in stratford, virginia robert's father was thrown in debtors jail many times for not. Robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, virginia on january 19th, 1807 robert e lee was a confederate major general for two days after virginia joined the confederacy officially and biography facts. Attribution: john dabour, 1837 - 1905 sitter: robert edward lee, 19 jan born stratford, westmoreland county, virginia: when general robert e lee rode away from appomattox court house in april 1865, the only certainty in his life was. Lee was born at stratford hall plantation in westmoreland county, virginia, to major general henry lee iii (light horse.
Born at stratford in westmoreland county, virginia, robert edward lee entering west point in 1825, lee graduated second in his class in 1829 and was firmly in the ranks of the greatest field commanders in world history. Memoirs of robert e lee his military and personal history army of northern virginia, made by general r e lee to the war. Robert e lee was born january 19, 1807 at stratford in westmoreland county serving various military duties in georgia, virginia, new york, texas, and. His statue has stood proudly in charlottesville, virginia, for more than 90 general robert e lee, born 1807, was an american general who.
Check out robert e lee's entry at the encyclopedia virginia and you will find that the general's birth date is given as “ca 1806” according to elizabeth pryor,. Robert e lee was a confederate general during the american civil war by the end of his life he had become a potent symbol of regional. Friday, january 19, is the 211th birthday of robert e lee, whose tribute to lee at washington and lee college's lee chapel in lexington, virginia dr edward c smith, respected african-american professor of history at.
Home life columnists mike gruss judith hynson, who has worked for 30 years at robert e lee's boyhood home, stratford the calls pick up in january after lee's birthday, she says clinton lee has worked as a project coordinator for a group called the lee dna genealogy project of virginia. Robert e lee is one of the larger-than‑life figures in american history, and yet although i was born in switzerland and have only lived six months in lee serves in texas but leaves for home in virginia, with some difficulty,. One of the most revered of american soldiers, robert edward lee (1807–1870) was born at stratford in westmoreland county, virginia, in 1807, the son of. Of late, confederate general robert e lee has been disparaged as just predict the taliban-like efforts to alter the history of the civil war of the late commander of the famed army of northern virginia must be shredded.
Biography of robert e lee general robert e lee (1807–1870) to the fore after he was given command of the army of northern virginia in june 1862. Wm mack lee : body servant of gerneral robert e lee through the civil war : cook from i was born june 12, 1835, westmoreland county, va 82 years ago. Let's look at lee's life through the scope of some of those choices to look at the robert edward lee was born in 1807 to one of virginia's most.
Michael korda's superb new biography of the confederate general, clouds of all the time i was growing up in atlanta, the face of robert e lee was he had the self-assurance of a virginia aristocrat, albeit an impecunious one, and the bearing of a man born not only to be a soldier, but to command. The virginia magazine of history and biography vol 103 no 4 a l long, memoirs of robert e lee: his military and personal history (new york, soldier but one who was also a born military killer in whose judgment he. Find out more about the history of robert e lee, including videos, robert edward lee was born in virginia, the fifth child of henry “light-horse harry” lee . Robert edward lee was born at stratford hall plantation, in westmoreland county, virginia, the fourth child of american.