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General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

General Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee aboard Traveler

Robert E. Lee and William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, circa 1845

Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the Confederate Army

Robert E. Lee upon graduation from West Point

General Robert E. Lee - 1863.

William Paul Roberts (July 11, 1841-March 28, 1910) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was the youngest Confederate general officer to serve in the War. According to tradition, General Robert E. Lee presented Roberts with Lee's personal gauntlets in recognition of Roberts' distinguished service. He continued the command of his brigade at the Battle of Five Forks, & eventually surrendered at the Battle of Appomattox Court House, 1865.