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Robert E. Lee

Confederate General in the American Civil War
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Net worth 2018: $5 Million
Industry: Soldiers
Residence: Stratford Hall
Country: United States
BirthDay: 19 January 1807
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: October 12, 1870
BIOGRAPHY

Robert E. Lee was bornon 19 January 1807 in Stratford Hall, American, is Confederate General in the American Civil War. Robert E. Lee was the famous confederate general, commander of the Northern Virginian army, during the American Civil war. His brilliance in war waging strategies, his vigor and achievements during the Civil War, makes him an iconic figure. He belonged to a family of ruling class in Virginia and joined the American army at West Point, Virginia, very early in age. He passed with a second position in the engineering studies headed by the Army Corps of Engineers. His active participation in the American civil war, his growth in the Northern Virginian army, his continuous growth and promotions in his career, forms a remarkable story. His contribution in the American history is undeniable and it is celebrated in many ways. His birthday is celebrated in different parts of America as a public holiday, predominantly the parts he influenced with his army forces. Many memorials and statues have been erected in his remembrance, such as: Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, University of Texas has his statue at the main mall, Liberty issue postage stamp has also honored Lee. His contribution as President of The Washington College, Virginia has been of utmost prominence.

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1870

He died on 12 October 1870, at the age of 63, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier

1865

In 1865, Robert Lee was appointed as the president of Washington College, Lexington, Virginia and he continued in this position until his death

1863

In 1863, Robert Lee fought the three-day Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania

1862

In 1862, he again took the command of the Army of Northern Virginia

1861

In April 1861, Robert Lee resigned from the Army and commanded the Virginia state forces

1859

In 1859, President James Buchanan ordered Robert Lee to command the forces in suppressing the slave rebellion in federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia

1855

In 1855, he was promoted as the second-in-command of the Second Cavalry regiment, Texas

1852

In 1852, he was appointed as a Superintendent of the Military Academy, West Point

1848

From 1848 to 1851, Robert Lee served at Fort Carroll in Baltimore harbor

1846

From 1846 to 1848, he worked as a chief aid to Winfield Scott in the Mexican-American War

1842

In 1842, Captain Robert Edward Lee arrived as Fort Hamilton’s post engineer

1835

But, in 1835, he was transferred again to survey the southern border of Michigan, in order to be Andrew Alcott’s assistant

1834

In 1834, Robert Lee was transferred to Washington to assist General Gratiot

1831

In 1831, Robert Lee got married to Mary Anna Randolph Custis, while he was stationed at Fort Monroe

1829

In 1829, Robert Lee was ordered to build a fort on the marshy island of Cockspur, Georgia

1825

In 1825, Robert Lee started his study in American army at the West Point

1824

In 1824, Robert Lee was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, on the recommendation of his relative, William Henry Fitzhugh

1807

Robert Edward Lee was born on 19 January 1807 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Major General Henry Lee III, also known as the ‘Light Horse Henry’, and his second wife, Anne Hill Carter

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