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Robert E. Lee

Biography

17:25

Robert E Lee Biography: A Remarkable Military Career

Documentary video

31:22

Robert E. Lee - Beyond The Battles ( Part 1)

War

2:40

Remembering Gen. Robert E. Lee's Civil War surrender at Appomattox

 

3:35

Robert E. Lee - Confederate Forces Leader In America's Civil War | Mini Bio | BIO

Robert Edward Lee was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.
  • Personal 

  • Marriage and family 

  • Mexican–American War 

  • Early 1850s: West Point and Texas 

  • Late 1850s: Arlington plantation and the Custis slaves 

  • Harpers Ferry and Texas, 1859–1861 

  • Civil War 

  • Postbellum life 

  • Illness and death 

  • Legacy 

  • Dates of rank 

  • In popular culture