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    General Robert Edward Lee. (1807 - 1870) Robert E. Lee is one of the most respected figures to ever walk the stage of human history. He was loved by his soldiers, revered by his peers, respected by his enemies, and even his former slaves and servants cherished the time they were given to be with him. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was so respected that President Abraham Lincoln offered him the position of Commander of the Union Forces.

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Early one winter morning, a young Robert E. Lee was on a walk. Snow had fallen the night before & a blanket of it covered his path. On his walk, he heard small footsteps behind him. He turned around & saw his small son Custis following. Custis was struggling to ensure each step of his landed in a footprint of his father. "When I saw this," Lee told one of his friends afterwards, "I said to myself, ’it behooves me to walk very straight when this fellow is already following in my tracks.’"

Home of Robert E. Lee, Richmond, Virginia Richmond was the Capital City of the Confederacy . . .

This photograph shows General Robert E. Lee. The picture was taken by Mathew Brady, shortly after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Lee is wearing his confederate uniform. At the time the photograph was taken, it was unclear what punishment might be given to Lee for his pivotal role in the Civil War.

Lee to Davis regarding the loss at Gettysburg Mr. President Your note of the 27 enclosing a slip from the Charleston Mercury relative to the battle of Gettysburg is received. I much regret its general censure upon the operations of the army, as it is calculated to do us no good either at home or abroad. But I am prepared for similar criticism & as far as I am concerned the remarks fall harmless.

May have led the Confederates, but I still admire him for his leadership and his loyalty to his state.

Robert E. Lee. #14 Leading Confederacy general, Attended West point,Engineer in U.S. army before the civil war

Robert E. Lee, Confederate General during the Civil War

"What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors" - Robert E Lee

confederate General Robert E. Lee - civil war

Robert E. Lee is best known for his victories in the Battle of second Manassas, and the Battle of Chancellorsville. he was named General-In-Chief of all Confederate Armies on February 6, 1865. his tenure in this position was cut short by his surrender to General Grant at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, thus ending the Civil War.

It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it. ~Robert E. Lee