Robert e lee is one of the larger-than‑life figures in american history, and a key figure at a defining period of that history, yet despite a fair amount of superficial interest in him, the web had very little serious if you are just looking for a quick fix, this biographical sketch is generally accurate and balanced. The postwar prospects of robert e lee, beloved commander of the army of northern virginia, were no clearer than those of his men he began a journey that would take him away from a soldier's life in the field and eventually to lexington, where his talent for leadership would serve him well as president of a small college. This biography of robert e lee for young children was excerpted from mary stoyell stimpson's book, a child's book of american biography (1915) add over one small robert lee, of virginia, aged five, was playing one day with another boy of his own age, whose mother was visiting mrs lee the lees had lived for two. In a new biography, robert e lee, roy blount, jr, treats lee as a man of competing impulses, a “paragon of manliness” and “one of the greatest military in 1907, on the 100th anniversary of lee's birth, president theodore roosevelt expressed mainstream american sentiment, praising lee's “extraordinary skill as a. Robert e lee was born january 19, 1807 at stratford in westmoreland county 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 after the war, lee.
Robert e lee: a biography [emory m thomas] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the best and most balanced of the lee biographies ―new york review of books the life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph―triumph in clearing his family name. General robert e lee is known as a hero of the south to some and a flawed military strategist to others learn more at biographycom. Anderson, nancy scott and dwight anderson, the generals: ulysses s grant and robert e lee, alfred a knopf, new york, 1988 connelly, thomas l, the marble man: robert e lee and his image in american society, louisiana state university press, baton rouge, 1977 coulling, mary p, the lee girls, john f blair,.
Robert e lee was born january 19, 1807, in stratford, virginia he graduated from the us military academy in 1829 finishing second in his class while working as an engineer, lee married martha anna randolph custis, the great- granddaughter of martha washington by her first husband (not by george washington. In clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, michael korda, the new york times bestselling biographer of dwight d eisenhower the author says that lee “never wore a general's insignia on his uniform, content to wear on his collar the three small stars of a full colonel in the confederate army, his old rank. Kids learn about the biography of robert e lee, general for the confederacy during the civil war. Lee was born at stratford hall plantation in westmoreland county, virginia, to major general henry lee iii (light horse harry) (1756–1818), governor of virginia, and his second wife, anne hill carter (1773–1829) his birth date has traditionally been recorded as january 19, 1807, but.
Robert e lee occupies a remarkable place in the pantheon of american history, combining in the minds of many, michael korda writes in this admiring and briskly written biography, “a strange combination of martyr, secular saint, southern gentleman and perfect warrior” indeed, korda aptly adds, “it is hard. 2 robert e lee: a biography by emory thomas this is the best one-volume biography of lee thomas is far more balanced than freeman, and offers fascinating material about lee's parents and private life in general i found his discussion of lee's father, light-horse harry lee, particularly interesting. Buy robert e lee: a biography new ed by emory m thomas (isbn: 9780393316315) from amazon's book store complicated relationship with his rakish father, his sainted mother, his demanding wife, and his children are all central foci of the book his relationships with those outside his family get relatively short shrift.
Learn about robert e lee: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. So it was for confederate general robert e lee (1807–70)—one of the most divisive figures in american history to his fans, lee was the he ordered lee to keep the war going by using guerrilla tactics—sending small squads into northern strongholds to fight, hand-to-hand if necessary knowing that a. Robert e lee in 1838 as a young boy, robert e lee visited arlington often and became very close to mary anna randolph custis they would have seven children, six of whom were born at arlington robert e lee in 1864 his habits at home helped bring warmth and friendliness to the house he was. Find out more about the history of robert e lee, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom.
And i think lee spent most of his life trying to forget who his father was and also trying to live down his father's infame 00:02:03, brian lamb i want to come back to light-horse harry lee, his father, but give us just a--a brief synopsis of what robert e lee did in his life 00:02:12, emory m thomas ok.
Robert e lee was the famous confederate general, commander of the northern virginian army, during the american civil war this biography includes a detailed account on the life and achievements of robert e lee share on quick facts famous as: confederate general in the american civil war. The idol of the south to this day, virginian robert e lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the civil war, but this did not later in the month, in a daring move, he left a small force in front of richmond and crossed the chickahominy to strike the one union corps north of the river. Robert edward lee, known as robert e lee, is best known as the american soldier who commanded the confederate army of northern virginia during the american civil war robert e lee was born at the stratford hall plantation in westmoreland, virginia on january 19th, 1807 his father was major general henry lee. Robert e lee has 504 ratings and 29 reviews the life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph—triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty mississippi in his work as an engineer , and triumph over all other military the author repeats himself with small details.