Robert E. Lee By: Trestle Sasseen

General Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stanford Virginia.

Robert Lee attended school at Eastern View Faqueir County and shifted to Alexandria Academy where he developed a liking to mathematics. Robert Lee was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, on the recommendation of his relative, William Henry Fitzhugh.

In 1825 he started to study American Army at West Point. The focus of the studies was on engineering headed by the Army Corps of Engineers. He graduated in second position of his class without incurring a single demerit during his course of study.

Robert E. Lee served as a military officer in the U.S. Army, a West Point commandant and the legendary general of the confederates Army during the American Civil War. In June 1861, Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia, which he would lead for the rest of the war. Lee and his army achieved great success during the Peninsula Campaign And at Second Bull Run and Fredricksburg, with his greatest victory coming in the bloody Battle of Chancellorsville. In the spring of 1863, Lee invaded the North, only to be defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Battle of Gettysburg 1863

Robert E. Lee was a very important military leader for the south in the American Civil War. He was commander of the whole entire Southern Rebellion Army.

Robert E. Lee was also an important General in the Mexican American War. He also contributed to the win over Mexico.

Robert E. Lee was a very important and historical figure that many people admire. He was very brave during battle and did not hesitate to fight the enemy.

"Robert E. Lee." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 08 July 2014. Web. 17 Apr. 2017. <http://www.Biography.com/people/robert-e-lee-9377163>.

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