Birth and Life

Robert Edward Lee


Date of birth 19. 1. 1807
Country of birth USA



Date of death 12. 10. 1870
Cemetery Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Virginia, USA
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 37.787471, -79.441871

Summary from Wikipedia

When Virginia declared its secession from the Union in April 1861, Lee chose to follow his home state, despite his desire for the country to remain intact and an offer of a senior Union command.[1] During the first year of the Civil War, Lee served as a senior military adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Once he took command of the main field army in 1862 he soon emerged as a shrewd tactician and battlefield commander, winning most of his battles, all against far superior Union armies.[2][3] Lee's strategic foresight was more questionable, and both of his ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 17. 9. 2015

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