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The Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed
Why the Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed Imagine your children living in a world full of
hatred, prejudice, and discrimination from their brothers and sisters of America. The ultimate reality
where a minority man or woman can't cross the street without feeling vulnerable or concerned of an
issue occurring because of who they are. I am telling you this because if we let the Robert E. Lee
statue remain standing, our world will become a dystopia of animosity and bigotry with the support
of White Supremacists and Neo–Nazis. In the late 1800's, President Lincoln wanted to abolish
slavery all throughout the United States, however, the South believed that it was unconstitutional to
eradicate slavery. Due to the disagreement about slavery between the Union and the Confederates,
they began the American Civil War and endured the four years of combat casualties on both sides,
until the Union won and slavery was completely abolished. Subsequently, many statues emerged in
southern states honoring Confederate soldiers and leaders that fought against the Union in the Civil
War, such as the Robert E. Lee monument. With rich history, like ours, we can see the evolution in
our society and learn from our racial, degrading, and dishonorable actions that has affected one to
several millions of Americans. Although the Robert E. Lee statue is a form of history, the statues
need to be removed from the public property because of the true representation behind the
monument and the pain in remembering our infamous racial past.
To receive a statue in your name and have it placed in an area meant for recognition is an honor, this
is given for the highest respect and privilege to those who impacted the society positively and fought
for a change. The social and racial equality in America has progressed since the Civil War and the
space for bigotry and acrimony for other ethnicities is limited, the society now embraces a broader
meaning of diversity and equivalence with gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. In spite of that, a man
who believed and fought for the entitlement of slaves was honored with a statue of his own,
infamously named the Robert E. Lee statue. How can we let a representation of racial inequality and
discrimination
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The Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed
Robert E Lee Military Genius
General Robert E. Lee was the leading general for the confederate army during the civil war and a
revered heroic figure in the South now and then. Born in Stratford, Virginia Lee was head of his
home states military until promoted to general–in–chief towards the end of the civil war. The
opinion about General Lee is divided some have a deep respect for his military brilliance while
others question some of his tactics. General Lee was a very smart man not just in military terms but
just in general he was quite brilliant. When given the reigns to the confederate forces on the Virginia
peninsula he renamed it the army of Northern Virginia. All of the sources used can agree that "Lee
was a "military genius", a nearly invincible general."(Nolan ... Show more content on
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General Lee had vital victories against the Potomac army until reaching Gettysburg in 1863, despite
being undermanned and poorly supplied. One example of General Lee being undermanned is during
his victory at Chancellorsville where Lee was forced "to divide his army three times in the face of
the enemy while being outnumbered two to one"(Reid 150). This passage taken from Reid's book
gives a good demonstration as to what General Lee had to face in multiple crucial battles during the
war. "Lee could muster up only half the size of Hooker's–65,000 men"(Reid 152), two to one odds
are extremely difficult to fight against in any situation but especially fighting with less than standard
supplied soldiers. Even with the odds "Lee believed that small armies could beat big ones"(Reid 18)
and Lee had tremendous confidence in his troops and his strategy. One of the main reason this battle
was won by the confederates is the stellar flanking techniques drawn up by General Lee. This
sizable victory over the union forces, commanded by Major General Joseph Hooker, was arguably
the biggest of General Lee's military career. Even this victory at Chancellorsville being such an
overwhelming victory for the South it came at the cost of Stonewall Jackson's mortal injury. With
this crucial loss of Stonewall, who was an irreplaceable lieutenant to General Lee, the Southern
cause was soon to come
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The Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed
Robert E Lee 's Life
As Robert E. Lee said, "You cannot be a true man until you learn to obey." This quote fits his life
well as he worked his way up the chain to be the man and wonderful military leader he was. Robert
started on the bottom and work his way all the way up to General. One of the bloodiest battles he
was in was at Antietam as he was trying to gain Northern soil. Robert E Lee was born on January
19, 1807, in Stratford Hall, Virginia. He was born to Henry "Light Horse Larry" Lee and Anne Hill
Carter Lee. At the young age of 24 he marries Anna Randolph Custis which would 've been the year
of 1831. Robert went to West Point Military school and graduated second in his class in 1829.
Despite all of his military background from his family and such Lee had yet to see a battlefield.
Instead of going to a war he spent seventeen years as an officer in the Core of Engineers. However,
his service during the 1846 war with Mexico changed that. He emerged from this conflict as a
colonel. From 1852 to 1855 he served as superintendent at West Point. In 1855 he joined the Civil
War in the cavalry. He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd cavalry. He was considering leaving
army when in 1859 he was called to dislodge John Brown and his raiders. This was a quick and
virtually bloodless end to John Brown. After this he then went to Texas to rejoin his regiment. From
February of 1860 all the way through February 1861 he played the role of commander of the
Department of Texas. In the
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The Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed

  • 1. The Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed Why the Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed Imagine your children living in a world full of hatred, prejudice, and discrimination from their brothers and sisters of America. The ultimate reality where a minority man or woman can't cross the street without feeling vulnerable or concerned of an issue occurring because of who they are. I am telling you this because if we let the Robert E. Lee statue remain standing, our world will become a dystopia of animosity and bigotry with the support of White Supremacists and Neo–Nazis. In the late 1800's, President Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery all throughout the United States, however, the South believed that it was unconstitutional to eradicate slavery. Due to the disagreement about slavery between the Union and the Confederates, they began the American Civil War and endured the four years of combat casualties on both sides, until the Union won and slavery was completely abolished. Subsequently, many statues emerged in southern states honoring Confederate soldiers and leaders that fought against the Union in the Civil War, such as the Robert E. Lee monument. With rich history, like ours, we can see the evolution in our society and learn from our racial, degrading, and dishonorable actions that has affected one to several millions of Americans. Although the Robert E. Lee statue is a form of history, the statues need to be removed from the public property because of the true representation behind the monument and the pain in remembering our infamous racial past. To receive a statue in your name and have it placed in an area meant for recognition is an honor, this is given for the highest respect and privilege to those who impacted the society positively and fought for a change. The social and racial equality in America has progressed since the Civil War and the space for bigotry and acrimony for other ethnicities is limited, the society now embraces a broader meaning of diversity and equivalence with gender, sexuality, and ethnicity. In spite of that, a man who believed and fought for the entitlement of slaves was honored with a statue of his own, infamously named the Robert E. Lee statue. How can we let a representation of racial inequality and discrimination ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 3. Robert E Lee Military Genius General Robert E. Lee was the leading general for the confederate army during the civil war and a revered heroic figure in the South now and then. Born in Stratford, Virginia Lee was head of his home states military until promoted to general–in–chief towards the end of the civil war. The opinion about General Lee is divided some have a deep respect for his military brilliance while others question some of his tactics. General Lee was a very smart man not just in military terms but just in general he was quite brilliant. When given the reigns to the confederate forces on the Virginia peninsula he renamed it the army of Northern Virginia. All of the sources used can agree that "Lee was a "military genius", a nearly invincible general."(Nolan ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... General Lee had vital victories against the Potomac army until reaching Gettysburg in 1863, despite being undermanned and poorly supplied. One example of General Lee being undermanned is during his victory at Chancellorsville where Lee was forced "to divide his army three times in the face of the enemy while being outnumbered two to one"(Reid 150). This passage taken from Reid's book gives a good demonstration as to what General Lee had to face in multiple crucial battles during the war. "Lee could muster up only half the size of Hooker's–65,000 men"(Reid 152), two to one odds are extremely difficult to fight against in any situation but especially fighting with less than standard supplied soldiers. Even with the odds "Lee believed that small armies could beat big ones"(Reid 18) and Lee had tremendous confidence in his troops and his strategy. One of the main reason this battle was won by the confederates is the stellar flanking techniques drawn up by General Lee. This sizable victory over the union forces, commanded by Major General Joseph Hooker, was arguably the biggest of General Lee's military career. Even this victory at Chancellorsville being such an overwhelming victory for the South it came at the cost of Stonewall Jackson's mortal injury. With this crucial loss of Stonewall, who was an irreplaceable lieutenant to General Lee, the Southern cause was soon to come ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 5. Robert E Lee 's Life As Robert E. Lee said, "You cannot be a true man until you learn to obey." This quote fits his life well as he worked his way up the chain to be the man and wonderful military leader he was. Robert started on the bottom and work his way all the way up to General. One of the bloodiest battles he was in was at Antietam as he was trying to gain Northern soil. Robert E Lee was born on January 19, 1807, in Stratford Hall, Virginia. He was born to Henry "Light Horse Larry" Lee and Anne Hill Carter Lee. At the young age of 24 he marries Anna Randolph Custis which would 've been the year of 1831. Robert went to West Point Military school and graduated second in his class in 1829. Despite all of his military background from his family and such Lee had yet to see a battlefield. Instead of going to a war he spent seventeen years as an officer in the Core of Engineers. However, his service during the 1846 war with Mexico changed that. He emerged from this conflict as a colonel. From 1852 to 1855 he served as superintendent at West Point. In 1855 he joined the Civil War in the cavalry. He served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd cavalry. He was considering leaving army when in 1859 he was called to dislodge John Brown and his raiders. This was a quick and virtually bloodless end to John Brown. After this he then went to Texas to rejoin his regiment. From February of 1860 all the way through February 1861 he played the role of commander of the Department of Texas. In the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 7. Robert E Lee Importance Robert E. Lee was necessary towards the Confederates cause. Without the many wins Robert E. Lee helped get the Confederates. They wouldn't have lasted nearly as long as they did, against the Union Army. Robert E. Lee was destined for greatness after growing up in greatly recognized military family, Robert E. Lee's father being the well known, Light Horse Harry. Due to his service in the American Revolution as a cavalry officer, in the Continental army. Commander of George Washington's cavalry. And, governor of the most powerful state in the new American republic. While on the other side of the family Robert E. Lee's mother, Anne Hill Carter Lee was a great granddaughter to one of America's earliest men of wealth. Not to mention being wife to a military legend, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Lee came as close to a model Cadet as the military academy had ever seen getting no demerits the whole time he was at West point. Also finishing top five in his class all four years that he went there and graduating second in his class, Salutatorian. You could say that Robert E. Lee was the perfect example, of all the attributes that the military academy would want their Cadets displaying. After the Academy, and his recognition for being excellent in his field of work which was being an engineer in the Army. Robert E. Lee was ready to define himself as a scout, commander and captain in the Mexican – American War and he did just that after helping the America acquire key victories that could have potentially lost the United States of America the war. After everything came a very big event in US history, that would change the course of America as we know it today. that event was called the Civil War, and it is where Robert E. Lee will made his big debut and forever go down in history. Robert E. Lee was offered by Abraham Lincoln president of the United States of America to command the United States ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 9. Robert E Lee Research Paper Robert E. Lee was born January 19, 1807 in Stratford Hall, Virginia. He seemed to become very successful in the military. His family had financial problems and his father had to leave for the West Indies. Robert was in the United States Military Academy at West Point, and that is where he graduated second in his class of 1829. He earned a perfect score in artillery, infantry and cavalry. Despite all of his military bloodlines, he had yet to enter a battlefield. Although he never fought in a battle, he served as an officer in the Corps of Engineers for seventeen years. He supervised and and inspected the building of the nation's coastal defenses. Robert E. Lee married Mary Custis, a woman he had known since he was a child. Together, they had ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... He served under General Winfield Scott and Lee titled himself as a "brave battle commander and brilliant tactician." After winning the war with Mexico, Lee was known as a hero by Scott. In 1859, Lee returned to the Army and was told to end a slave insurrection led by John Brown at Harper's Ferry. Lee's plan to attack only took an hour to end. His name was then put on a brief list to lead the Union Army if the United States were to go to war. But when Abraham Lincoln offered her a position to command the Union forces, he turned it down. He then resigned from the military and returned home to his family. In 1861, Lee heard that Virginia wanted to leave the Union and he agreed to lead the Confederate forces. In 1862, Lee took control of the Army of Northern Virginia and forced the Union army back into Richmond in the Seven Days Battle. Then in the same year in August, he won an important battle at Second Manassas. Not every battle for Lee was a significant victory. A very bloody battle at Antietam, 14,000 of his men were captured, wounded, or killed. Also, his Army struggled at the Battle of Gettysburg when he nearly lost his whole army. He then stopped invading the north and this was a turnaround for the Union ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 11. The Life of Robert E Lee In life we all want to see things as black and white, cut and dry, and easy to understand. This is not the case with Robert E. Lee. He was smart, loyal and above all, complicated. We like to make him out as some old general guy who fought for the South in the Civil War. Eventually lost at Gettysburg and because it was the turning point of the Civil War; he became famous for losing. He is a lot more than just that. He was an actual person who, from his birth up to his death, dealt with real life situations. On January 19, 1807, Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia to Henry and Anne Lee. His father was a Revolutionary War hero, nicknamed Light–Horse Harry", also being a Major General. Being born in a military family, Robert seemed likely to follow in his father's footsteps. When he was 18, he enrolled into West Point Military Academy where he graduated second in his class in 1829. In 1831, he met and married his wife Mary Anna Randolph Custis, the great granddaughter of George Washington and Martha Washington. They later had seven children: four daughters and three sons. Instead of doing anything combat related he served in the Corps of Engineers, looking over the construction of the United States' coastal defenses. However, his service in the Mexican–American war in 1846 changed that. Being a member of General Winfield, he made himself stand out, earning three brevets for gallantry and gaining the rank of colonel from the war. After that, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 13. robert e. lee Essay Robert E. Lee, who was considered to be the greatest soldier fighting for the Confederate States of America, descended from a long line of famous heroes. Many of Lee's ancestors played important roles in America's history. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and a friend of George Washington. He was often referred to as Light Horse Harry Lee. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Lee always admired Washington, and was his hero as a youngster. Young Lee decided to become a soldier, partly because of the military tradition of his family. Lee enrolled in West Point Military Academy and graduated 2nd in his class in 1829. Lee majored in military engineering and supervised several army projects, he was named Second ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Although Lee was a full colonel, he had no troops. Finally the confederacy's president, Jefferson Davis, sent him to stop Union foes coming in from Western Virginia. He failed and was reassigned to building coastal fortifications in South Carolina and Georgia. Lee was called back to Richmond in 1862 and appointed by president Jefferson Davis to be the chief commander of all Confederate forces. Although his name sounded powerful, it was actually very pathetic. President Davis took the matters into his own hands, and only allowed Lee to interfere in small decisions of the war. Soon after Lee was appointed, a large Union force had approached the gates of Richmond, and he was sent to stop the penetration of union forces. Lee arrived in Richmond in June of 1862. The Union army was under the command of General McClellan, and was only a few miles away from the city along the Chick hominy River. Lee had decided to destroy the smaller group of union forces guarding the north side of the river, and push the rest back from there. Lee also took a great risk by only leaving a small portion of his army guarding the gates of the city. Anyway, Lee was successful in pushing the union forces back 25 miles in the next 7 days. The union government retreated General McClellan's forces back up to Northern Virginia where they will regroup with General Pope's forces. Lee, receiving word of this plan, hurried his forces to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 15. Robert E. Lee 's Life There are so many differing views on Robert E. Lee, which may be the reason so many historians find him intriguing, however, he still remains very much something of a mystery. Many earlier works, beginning in the late 19th and until the mid–20th century, Lee has often been portrayed as nearly saint–like, nearly clairvoyant with his defensive actions. Modern historiographies of Lee vary from the earlier works written as they seem to look more into the man, rather than the legend. Earlier biographies of Lee interpret him to have been born in near perfection, a noble and honorable man, as well as a brilliant soldier. His childhood is either not mentioned or described as carefree and happy; his opposition to slavery is described as whole–hearted and intense; and his marriage to Mary Custis is often written as a wonderful and idyllic relationship. His working relationship with his war–time staff is frequently said to be completely agreeable and his military judgment is said to be splendid and sound. When defeat came, it was rarely said to be Lee's fault but because others on his staff were to blame or because he was overwhelmed by forces beyond his control. These earlier biographies simply demonstrated Lee to be a completely flawless human man. Take for example, R.E. Lee: A Biography, authored by Douglas Southall Freeman. Leading historiography for over thirty years, Freeman's work was considered to be the most authoritative work on Lee. Winner of the 1934 Pulitzer, Freeman's ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 17. Essay Robert E. Lee The person I am writing my report on is Robert E. Lee. Born January 19, 1807. He was born in Stanford, Westmoreland Country, Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary general, Henry Lee, Or "Light–Horse Harry". He enrolled in the United States Military Academy in 1825 and became the first cadet to rank Sergent at the end of the year. In 1829, when he graduated at the top of his class in artillery and tactics. He also shared the distinction with five different cadets without any demerits during the four–year course of the instruction. He ranked two in his class out of forty–six. He was commissioned as the second lieutenant. Lee served for over seven–teen months at Fort Pulskion on Cockspur, Georgia. It was 1831, when he was ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... He fought in various other battles too such as: Contreras, Churubusco, and Chapultepec. Toward the end of the war he got several other promotions but stayed Captain of Engineers. He remained captain til he was transferred to the cavalry in 1855. At the outbreak of the Civil War Lee commanded all of Virginia's forces. At the time of the formation of the Confederate Army he was one of the first five full generals. Although he did not wear the general sign, he would wear it when the Civil war was won. 1863, Lee invade the north hoping that the southern victory would crumble the north's morale. He met the Union forces under the command of George Meade. At the tree day Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania in July. It produced large amounts of mishap in the war.The battle was controlled by the Confederates. The second day of the battle the confederates could not break the Unions position Massive assaults were made against the Union. The assaults were know as Pickets Charge. Following the defeat at Gettysburg, Lee was sent a letter by President Davis refusing Lee's request. The Confederates never fully recovered from the substantial loss. He was later promoted to General–in–Chief of the confederate Forces. September 28,1870 he suffered a stroke and later died of pneumonia shortly after. The day–to–day life in a prison camp took much servitude although, it was said both sides of the Civil ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 19. Robert E. Lee 's Life Robert E. Lee is considered by many as one of the greatest generals in the history of the United States. Even though Lee turned on his country, he is still loved by many. He is an influential figure in the eye of the public, especially in the south. The impact that Robert E. Lee had on the United States is enormous and cannot be measured. On January 19th, 1807, Robert Edward Lee was born in Stratford Hall, Virginia. He was the son of Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, a general in the Revolutionary War who was friends and served with George Washington. His father being a general, and being there for the War of 1812 influenced the young Robert E. Lee to pursue a career in the military. Lee attended West Point to get his career started. He graduated second in his class and became a Brevet Second Lieutenant. After West Point, Lee became a member of the Corps of Engineers. He would travel around to build forts, bridges, roads, and trench works. Soon Lee would help divert the Mississippi River away from St. Louis to prevent any serious damage to the city. Being in the military, Lee was called to action when the United States went to war with Mexico in the Mexican American War. During the war, Lee would prove vital as he would go on reconnaissance missions. After the war, Lee was highly recognized for the role he played in defeating Santa Ana and the Mexican Army. Lee would then return home and become the superintendent of the United States Military Academy. Shortly after ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 21. Robert E. Lee 's Life Robert E. Lee was a general for the Confederates during the American Civil War, who led the Army of Northern Virginia from June 1862, till the end of the war. Robert is a descended from the first families to set foot on Virginia soil. Robert E. Lee was a successful general even before the American Civil War. One of the best at the time in United States Army. Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia in Westmoreland County. He was the youngest in his family. His father was Henry Lee III and Ann Hill Carter Lee. His birth date is January 19, 1807. He was born to a wealthy family. Henry Lee also fought in the American Revolution under George Washington and Nathaniel Greene. He was leader of a partisan unit and earned the name "Light Horse Harry" and won an award for valor by the Continental Congress. After the war Henry served as a governor of Virginia and congressman. Due to poor land speculation henry lost most of his money and reputation. He then was sent to debtor's prison while his youngest son Robert was still a baby. In 1813 Robert's father was beaten by a mob and he sailed off for the West Indies. Robert would never see his father again. Robert's family would survive because of the charity of their kin. They moved to Alexandrea and Robert went to a plantation school and the Academy in Alexandria. He was given a classical education and he was surrounded by a supportive childhood. In 1821 there was a scandal that involved his half–brother. Robert then thought that he would ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 23. The Killer Angle: General Robert E. Lee General Robert E. Lee is one of a few character in the book The Killer Angle that I would like to talk about. General Lee was born in the south and he live in a state of virginia which also happen to be one of the state who left the union. Lee is fighting for the confederacy and he is well know and love by his soldier. In lecture class, professor Andrews said something about Lee doesn't want to know as a defensive man throughout the war. the men will think of retrieve. Lee men's will follow him and do anything for him. This tell me that Lee is well respect and everyone trust him. The reason Lee was at gettysburg was because of the supply his army needed during the war. Lee didn't know that the Union army was at the town due to one of his own ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 25. Robert E Lee Symbols Symbols such as statutes are one of the most iconic remembrances of the past. Yet, it is questionable as to how proud society is of the past to remember statutes used to represent hatred. Due to the growing race related tensions in the United States, many have called for the removal of the statue of all representations of the confederacy. For example, the Statue of Confederate General, Robert E. Lee is one of the few statues that were taken down in recent months. General Robert E. Lee was remembered as a pivotal player during the Civil War, leading the confederate army. Though the Civil War ended with the end of slavery, it was not a war the United States was proud of. Many of the ancestors of those who fought in the war have had mixed feelings ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 27. Robert E. Lee Essay Robert E. Lee Throughout history, there have been people whose names and faces have become synonymous with the time periods in which they lived. For example, Julius Caesar is synonymous with the late Roman Republic and George Washington is synonymous with the American Revolution. Just like these two men, the name Robert E. Lee has become synonymous with the American Civil War. Not only did Lee rise to become the most important and recognizable person in the Southern Confederacy, but his honor and virtuous acts during and after the war made him a hero to modern–day Americans. Even though he fought for what many consider the morally erroneous side of the war, the virtues of his character have made him a figure in American history ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Despite the mistakes his father and brother made, Lee managed to grow learning the ways of a true Southern gentleman. The departure of his father and two older half–brothers made Lee the man of the house at an early age. His mother, Ann Carter, raised Lee in modest circumstances and helped him to learn standard of conduct. Lee grew up in modest conditions, and though he received the normal education for someone of his class, he had to earn his own living and didn't live the easy– going plantation life that most members of his family did. Since his mother did not have sufficient cash to send Lee to go to college, he chose instead to enter West Point military and academy. He entered in 1825 at the age of 18. At West Point Lee excelled tremendously. He finished second in his class and didn't receive one demerit during his four years there (A feat that has yet to be repeated since then). Lee entered Engineer Corps after graduation where he was employed to build and maintain military installations and assist the Federal Government in the enormous work of providing internal improvements in order to settle border disputes on the frontier lands. Lee married Mary Custis in July of 1831. Mary Custis was the daughter of Mary Fitzhugh Custis and George Washington Custis, who was the adopted son of George Washington. Lee became the heir to Washington although the marriage did not bring Lee any financial benefits until Mary's father died in 1857. Until then, he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 29. Robert E Lee Research Paper A once celebrated monument of Robert E. Lee was constructed years after the civil war. This monument was paraded down the streets in Virginia before being placed on Monument Avenue. The monument, eventually accompanied by others, located on Monument Avenue stood as a beacon to southern pride and heritage. Wealthy white southerners flocked to these streets to be the first to build homes in the presence of their widely respected Confederate hero's monument. The iconic monuments on Monument Avenue are at the center of a debate that is spreading across the entire southern part of the United States. Support has been growing within a group that feels that these Confederate monuments represent hate and oppression. This group wants all of the monuments ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Most of the Union did not approve of Lee during and after the Civil War. Lee had a reputation as one of the most outstanding officers in the United States Army. The President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, offered Lee to command the Federal forces in the midst of the Civil War. Lee declined and submitted his resignation from the army once his state of Virginia followed suit of the other southern states and seceded. He argued "that he could not fight against his own countrymen." . However, after leaving the United States Army, Lee was offered the command of the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee never seemed to escape accusatory comments that suggested he was a traitor. For instance, a Philadelphia newspaper compared Lee to Benedict Arnold and the New York Mail and Express proposed a congressional Law that would ban monuments to Confederates . These statements continue today as a factor in the argument for the removal of the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 31. Robert E. Lee: A True Hero Robert E. Lee was a general in many battles. A total 5. He was born in Stratford Hall , Virginia. When he was 18 he joined the army. He thought it would be a good idea to help him further his education. In 1831, he married Mary Custis, Martha Washington's great–granddaughter. He had a total of 7 children with his wife Martha. In 1846 Lee was sent to war with Mexico. He commanded under General Scott. At the end of the war Scott praised Lee as a hero. He said that the US should have a life insurance policy on Lee. He served under Scott from 1846 – 1848. President Abraham Lincoln offered Lee to command the Union forces. Instead Lee resigned from the military and left for home. He commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia from 1862 ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 33. The Battle Of Antietam By Robert E. Lee The Battle of Antietam was battled on September 17, 1862. Union armed force led by General George B. McClellan battled against the Confederate Army led by General Robert E. Lee. The fight was battled along the Antietam Creek close Sharpsburg, Maryland. The union armed force lost more than twelve thousand men, while the confederate armed force lost around ten thousand men. General Robert E. Lee barely got away thrashing this fight and the absence of men cause him and his armed force to withdraw back to Virginia. McClellan started his military profession by entering the United States Military Academy in 1842. He graduated second in a class of 59 in 1846. He was selected as a brevet second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers and served under General Winfield Scott during the Mexican–American War. Upon the flare–up of the Civil War, Ohio Governor William Dennison selected McClellan significant general of Ohio Volunteers on April 23, 1861. This advancement, alongside the backing of Governor Denison, urged Lincoln to commission McClellan a noteworthy general in the Regular Army, making him one of the most astounding positioned personal in the administration under just Winfield Scott. He then commanded forces during the Rich Mountain battle in what is currently West Virginia to guarantee that the segment of the state would not be completely taken by Confederates. This achievement joined with the thrashing of General Irvin McDowell at the skirmish of First Bull Run, drove ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 35. Compare And Contrast Grant And Robert E Lee Introduction Ulysses s. Grant was the commander of the Union Army. Robert E. Lee was the Confederates commander. Even though Ulysses s. Grant and Robert E. had completely different backgrounds they were both different and great in their own ways. Many of their beliefs were completely different. But they had surprisingly a lot in common. Lee Robert E. Lee was born into a privileged family. Because of this many of his beliefs were from a rich person's perspective. Robert E. lee was the notion of the old aristocratic concept. He felt the rich should rule over the land and that it should be how it was a long time ago. Lee was a typical person in tidewater Virginia his. Things that show this are his background, his family, his culture, and his tradition. Lee embodied a way of life of the age of knighthood. He believed that the land ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Grant had to live life the hard way he had to work for everything. He had to work for his father to make money until he had enough to go off on his own. He could not stand by and let the Union be destroyed, so he joined the Union Army. Grant was the complete opposite of the tide water aristocrat. Grant was the modern man, he was a man of steel cities and of machinery. Grant stood for democracy, no man was born into great power, Grant felt that they were born to show how far they could go in life. Grant felt that each man earned privileges that you should not be born with them. Grant thought that the westerner that developed a farm, started a business or became a trader could only better himself, because defending it was defending his life in the deepest meaning. Grant felt that hard work was the only way to be successful. Grant saw himself in relation to his own region. He felt that the society he lived in could withstand anything other than change. He also thought that the westerner that fought with tenacity for the broader society would rise or fall with the nation ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 37. Robert E Lee Thesis On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee (1807–70) surrendered his approximately 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant (1822–85). In the front parlor of Wilmer McLean's home in Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War (1861–65). Days earlier, Lee had abandoned the Confederate capital of Richmond and city of Petersburg, hoping to escape with the remnants of his Army of Northern Virginia, and meet up with additional Confederate forces in North Carolina and resume the fighting. When Union forces cut off his final retreat, Lee was forced to surrender, finally ending four years of bloody sectional conflict. In retreating from the Union army's Appomattox campaign, which began in late March 1865, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 39. Robert E. Lee: A Great Military Leader Robert E. Lee began life in humble circumstances facing a life of trials through all the hardships in his life, Lee became and remains an American symbol and the ultimate icon in the American South. He has survived through many hardships including losing two grandchildren and even one of his seven children during the civil war. From his childhood to his death, he had problems with his family including; not knowing his father and having many siblings that his mother had to take care of alone. He was still a great man despite all of this. Lee didn't really speak of his childhood much so not a lot is known about it. (pbs.org, Timeline: The Life of Robert E. Lee). Lee was the less than longed for fifth child of a mother in uncertain health and reduced financial straits. (Thomas, pg. 30). A known fact that is known is he was born on January 19, 1807 and his mother named him after her two favorite brothers. He is the son of Harry Lee and Ann Hill Carter although he only knew his mother because his father was seldom at home. He was only eleven years old when his father died and his mother died soon after he graduated from the military academy West Point. After Lee's seventeenth birthday in 1824, he and his family decided to try and get him enlisted into the army.(pbs.org, Timeline: The Life of Robert E. Lee). During this time he was tested to see what skills he had, the results show that he was very good in all categories, but he was especially excellent in mathematics. When he was ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 41. Essay on The Life of Robert E. Lee The Life of Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19th, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Robert's father was thrown in debtors jail many times for not paying on time. He was introduced to war early in his life; his brother Sydney had shown him a cannon ball and told him about the revolution. Mrs. Lee's stepson was old enough to claim the mansion where they lived that his dead mother had given to him in his will. The Lee's left to live in Alexandria. Lee was brought up in a Christian family. When Lee was 18, he went to West Point. There were only 6,000 other men in the entire army. Later that year, Lee said goodbye to his mother and took a stagecoach from Virginia to New York. At the end of his first year at West ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... They had five more children: William Henry Fitzgerald, Annie, Agnes, Robert and last Mildred. When he was home, they all attended episcopal Church where he was raised. On May 13, 1846 the United States declared was on their southern neighbor. When Lee was 39, he headed for Mexico. Lee's will said that he was worth about $38,750 with few depts. He only had few slaves: Nancy and her children. And they were to be freed "soon as it can be done to their advantage and that of others. On Christmas, Lee wrote to his wife that he hoped this woul.d be the last time he would be away from her. While they were at war, even though is was hard, he attended church. He returned on June 29, 1843. On September 1, 1852 he was appointed to superintenent of the military acadamy where he had graduated. In 1853, a distressing message reached Lee: Mrs. Curtis had died unexpectedly. The death made him do something he had never thought of doing. He wanted to be confined to the church. It was gunners at Charlestown Harbor who forced Robert E. Lee to make the tough decisions in his life. On April 12, the United States, as the union fired upon by Confederate gunners. The civil war began with the first cannon roar at Fort Sumpter. The north had more of an advantage because they have all of the military supplies and factories. The south was a land of farmers without military supplies and hardly any money to buy them. Then one day when Lee was in hid hotel, he had a visitor. He ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 43. Compare And Contrast Grant And Robert E Lee "Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee: The Generals of Greatness" written by Eddie Whalen to describe the differences and similarities of these two great generals with different ideas can , at times , also have opposing ideas. Grant and Lee are different in many ways. General Lee was tidewater Virginia, and in his background were family, culture, and tradition. He had embodied a way of life that came down through the age of knighthood and the English country squire. General Grant was the son of a tanner on the western frontier. He had come up the hard way and embodied nothing in particular except the external toughness and sinewy fiber of the men that grew up behind the mountains. He was one of the body of men who owed reverence of obeisance to no one, who were self–reliant to a fault, who cared hardly of anything of the past but had a sharp eye for the future. Robert E. Lee was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford Hall in Virginia. He then died on October 15, 1870, Lexington, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... For instance, On page, 97, Paragraph 16, of Grade 8 SpringBoard English Language Arts, It states, "Lastly and perhaps greatest of all, there was the ability, at the end, to turn quickly from the war to peace once the fighting was over". Grant and Lee had the ability to make peace when the fighting was over which is a good characteristic of these two great generals. Also, On page, 97, Paragraph 15, of Grade 8 SpringBoard English Language Arts, It states, "Daring and resourcefulness they had, too: the ability to think faster and move faster than the enemy". Showing us that Grant and Lee were great in war for the ability of having greater and faster reflexes than the enemy, which in war was another very useful characteristics the two generals ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 45. Robert E Lee Battle Analysis The specifics of this battle was that this battle the final battle for the north and was the beginning of the civil war.This battle took ten months and Gen.Robert E. Lee getting retreated during a campaign to plan out even though it was fought in just a couple hours.Also just a few weeks before the battle the confederacy lost half of their army at the battle before it.This battle also was the final chance Lee had to escape Grants reach.They both had massagers for them that deliver messages to them. The reason Lee decide to surrender was because he did not want destruction in the south.Lee camp on the east of the Appomattox Court House because his men was tried or marching because they had been marching since the night of April 7 when Grant ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 47. Biography of Robert E. Lee Essay Biography of Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford Hall, near Montross, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state. This stayed with him for the rest of his life. He was a very serious boy and spent many hours in his father's library. He loved to play with some his friends, swim, and he loved to hunt. Lee looked up to his father and always wanted to know what he was doing. George Washington and his father, "Light–Horse Harry Lee," were his heroes. He wanted to be just like his father when he grew up. In the 1820's, the entrance requirements for West Point were not close to as strict as they are now. It still was not that easy to become a cadet. Robert Lee entered the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The attack began. Soldiers fired huge guns at the walls of Vera Cruz. One of the men at the guns happened to be Robert's brother, Smith Lee. When he could, Lee went to stand by his brother's gun. "I could see his white teeth through all the smoke of the fire"1 Lee said, in a letter to Mary. The Mexicans soon gave up Vera Cruz. General Scott thanked Lee for his work. Now the Army could move on to the Mexican capital. The march to Mexico City wo!uld be hard. General Scott asked Lee to find the best way to go. And he asked him to see what Santa Anna, the Mexican general, was doing. To get news for Scott, Lee went behind the lines of enemy soldiers. This was dangerous work. Once when Lee was behind enemy lines he heard voices. Mexican soldiers were coming to drink at a spring. Lee jumped under a log. More Mexicans came. They sat on the log and talked. Lee had to hide there until dark. Lee found out many things for Scott. Once he even found a secret road for the army. He was extremely brave. At Cerro Gordo he led the first line of men into battle. The Americans won. Lee then wrote to his son, Custis, "You have no idea what a horrible sight a field of battle is."2 Then came the biggest battle of the war. The Americans attacked a fort outside Mexico City. Lee planned the attack. For days he worked without sleep. He found out where the Mexican soldiers were. He knew where to put the big guns. It was e!asy for the Army to take the fort. The ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 49. Robert E Lee Biography Many People know Robert E. Lee as the leader of the Confederate Army during the Civil War, but there is more to him then that. Robert Edward Lee, was born in Virginia, January 19, 1807 (Robert E. Lee,1).Lee was born the fourth child of Colonel Henry Lee and Ann Hill Carter. Lee's father, also known as "Light–Horse Harry," had been a cavalry leader during the Revolutionary War. Henry Lee had also served as governor of Virginia. (General Robert E. Lee,1) His father was a revolutionary war hero.Throughout Robert's life when he was younger, he dealt with economic hardship which ended up causing his father to leave. With all that happening Robert secured himself an appointment with the United States Military academy at West Point. After graduating ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Lee's life, he accomplished alot. He was a very successful leader and role model. His name is still well known and although he was the commander of the Confederate Army, he is still really respected. With all his hard work throughout his life, working in the military, working at West Point and being leader and commander of the Confederate Army, he did a lot in his life. Let's not forget he also was a Principle of a college that he helped make more popular and more students want to attend. Even Though he died due to an illness, he lived a great life and had a family and left an impact on a majority of people. Robert E. Lee is more than just the leader and commander of the Confederate Army. He was a father, educator, husband and role ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 51. Robert E Lee Biography Robert E. Lee This is the story of Confederate General Robert E. Lee! He was an amazing and remarkable man, general and youngster. Now, read on to learn more about him. Early Life He was born on January 19, 1809 in Stratford Hall,VA. One of his hobbies are painting, but most of his hobbies have to do with the military. Robert's Dad was a Confederate general and Robert's mother was very rich. Robert's family owned slaves. Many people think Robert liked slavery, but many people think Robert disliked slavery. Robert's family included four siblings.More on Robert's Dad was that he captured 400 british soldiers with the loss of 1 man. His nickname was "Light horse harry Lee". Accomplishments Robert E. Lee was a military officer of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 53. George Mcclellan And Robert E. Lee In war, the commander in chief makes or breaks the efficiency and effectiveness of the army. The Civil War involved 3 main commanders in chief of the Union and Confederate Army. Through letters written by these three leaders, Ulysses S. Grant, George McClellan and Robert E. Lee, it is evident that their opinions and strategies differed greatly. While Grant considered himself part of the army, Lee separated himself as a ruling commander. Grant's humble nature and vast knowledge on war technique also made him a more efficient leader, compared to the egotistical George McClellan, another commander of the Union army. Ultimately, Grant and the union army won the war, because of Grant's hands–on leaderships skills, while Lee lacked confidence in his troops, causing him to remove himself from his men. Throughout his time as commander in chief of the union army, Ulysses S. Grant understood and appreciated the commitment his soldiers made, as suggested by letters to his family, which forced him to focus greatly on war technique, ultimately allowing him to be a great leader of the Union army. In a letter written to his Father, in which he discusses the war, Grant states, "I do not wish to act hastily or unadvisedly in the matter." Grant's cautiousness and attention to details, when his troops and his army are concerned, shows that all decisions he makes concerning his troops have been carefully thought out, so he doesn't put his troops in danger. Grant wishes to give "all the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 55. Takng a Look at Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807 at "Stratford" in Westmoreland County. Continuing in the military tradition of his father, in 1825 Lee entered West Point and graduated second in his class in 1829, without getting single demerit in his four years there. Serving several military positions in Georgia, Virginia, New York, Texas, and Mexico. Over the next 23 years, his reputation as a strong military leader increased in recognition and respectability, and in 1852 he was named superintendent of West Point. From February of 1860 until February of 1861, for one whole year,, Lee commanded the Department of Texas –– the largest number of troops he had ever commanded. Lee had to evaluate his position as a Whig devoted to the Union and as a Virginian. At this point, he did not agree with the political and economic arguments for Southern independence. Though, unfortunate as the choice was, if pressed to choose between fighting for Virginia or for the Union, Lee realized the decision would be simple. Lee's loyalties proved to be on the side of the South because of his family tradition in and association with the state of Virginia. Lee was born on a Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia. The fifth child of Henry "Light–Horse– Harry" Lee, and his second wife, Anne Hill Carter, His birth date has traditionally been recorded as January 19, 1807, but according to a historian, "Lee's writings indicate he may have been born the previous year"¬. Lee often thought of his father as he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 57. Robert E. Lee Essay Robert E. Lee Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals – Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his death on October 12, 1870. The first few pages set the scene by listing a substantial amount of facts about the names and backgrounds of his parents Harry and Ann and Lee's wife, Mary Custis, with some reference to his ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... He was, however, a poor manager of his affairs, and was constantly dodging his creditors, providing very little of substance for his family. He was a waster, with no thought for their welfare. A man with no sense of responsibility to his affairs, Henry Lee eventually ended up in jail for a year for non–payment of his debts. Upon his release, he spent every waking moment writing his memoirs, with no regard for his family at all. Lee's mother was Ann Carter Lee, daughter of Charles Carter. She was an invalid, but possessed a strong and beautiful character, and Robert grew up with a keen sense of honor and responsibility. Robert was named after his mother's brothers, Edward and Robert Carter. Lee's father, Henry, was separated from the family when Robert was only four years old. Lee's mother left Henry due to his lack of provision for them, and Lee assumed the responsibility of the household at a very early age. Henry subsequently died when Lee was only eleven, but Lee's struggle to maintain the household without the presence of a father, and with little money, taught him valuable lessons in self–discipline, lessons which supported him well in his military career. Since there was no money for college, Robert entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1825 to pursue a career in the military. He was ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 59. Robert E Lee Research Paper General Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia on January 19,1807. In our history he is one of the most significant generals America has had. Robert viewed himself as a Virginian first over everything else, and an American second. In his eyes Virginia represented love, honor, family, and the gentleman ideal. Although, he disagreed with succession and knew slavery was immoral he initially decided not to fight in the war. He was completely loyal to his home state and it was not until Virginia was invaded that Lee chose to fight in the Civil War. Robert E. Lee was a man of principal and he fought for what he believed in. He would always be loyal to Virginia. As we all know Virginia was not the first to secede from the Union. The decision to secede ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 61. The Life and Career of Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. When he joined West Point, he graduated second in his class and had a demerit free record (Pryor). After he graduated from West Point, he enrolled into the Army in the Mexican American War. Once the Civil War came across America, Lee took the position as a general for the Confederacy. He proved to be a worthy general by winning the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Seven Days Battle, and was almost victorious in the battle of Gettysburg (Emery 94–100). Because of Robert E. Lee's military accomplishments in the Civil War, he became one of America's most outstanding generals. Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia, in 1807. His mother, Anne Carter Lee, stayed at home to clean and feed her family while his father, Henry Lee III, was a politician. Because of financial issues, his father went to debtor's prison. Because of the debt, his mother had to move from their mansion to a small house in Alexandria. Once freed from prison, Henry left the United States and went to the Indies to escape financial problems. Robert never saw his father again and when he was eighteen years old, he joined the military academy, West Point. While attending, he maintained a demerit–free record, and graduated second in his class. He got his degree in engineering, and joined the Army in the Army's Engineer Corps (UXL). Robert E. Lee's first military assignment was to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 63. Robert E Lee In The Civil War Have you ever wondered about being a general or what they did? Robert E Lee was known for being in the Civil War as a commander. Lee served in eight battles. Lee served as a commander for three years. He was held up as a hero for taking over a war and having a victory. He was apart of many battles. When Lee was 18 he enrolled at West Point Military Academy. His occupation was a General. His highest rank achieved was a General, confederate states of America. On June 1, 1862 he took control of the Army of Northern Virginia and drove back the Union Army during the Seven day battle near Richmond. When Lee served as a General he help win some wars. Lee started as a commander in 1862 and then surrendered in 1865. Robert E Lee was serving under ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 65. Robert E Lee Civil War Hero "I suppose there is nothing for me to do but go and see General Grant," he told an aide. "And I would rather die a thousand deaths." These words were said by the war hero, Robert E. Lee. The Civil War is the central event in America's history and probably will forever be the most memorable part of our country's past. The war would be one of the bloodiest wars in history. It last four dreadful years from 1861–1865. The Civil War determined what kind of nation America would be, and also resolved two questions that could not be resolved in a courtroom or in a house of government. For one, it determined whether the United States was to be a nation with national government or a confederation of sovereign states. It also solved the argument of wether ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In 1859 Lee, accepted a position at a cavalry outpost in Texas. In October of that year, Lee was summoned to put a revolt led by John Brown at Harper's Ferry. Lee's attack took just a single hour to end the uproar. His quick and easy victory at Harper's Ferry brought him much attention from displaying the leadership and the strategic mind he possessed. This made him a good candidate to lead the Union. Lee's character showed when he turned down an offer from Abraham Lincoln to command the Union forces. He said no because he was committed to his home, Virginia. Lee resigned from the military and returned home. Lee also was not a big fan of focusing the war on the slavery issue. When Virginia seceded from the nation, Lee did along with it. Lee took control of the Army of Northern Virginia where he drove back the Union Army in the Seven Days Battle. Later that year, he gave the Confederacy yet another victory at Second Manassas. Lee and his men did face defeat and loses referring back to the battle of Antietam. There they tried to cross the Potomac, barley escaping from one of the bloodiest battles in the war. Nearly 14,000 of his men were captured, wounded or killed. Lee's forces had another crushing defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg. This battle almost completely destroyed his army. Ulysses S. Grant had gained the upper hand when he won over the majority of Richmond. A reluctant Lee surrendered to Grant at in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 67. Robert E Lee Legacy "From little acorns grow mighty oaks", my grandmother used to tell me before she passed. Her meaning behind it was due to the branches of our family tree originating from the trunk of none other than Robert Edward Lee. This saying is a part of his legacy that lives on today that helps people like myself and others to strive for a better tomorrow for all that he willed for. 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. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during most of the Civil War and his brilliant battlefield leadership earned him a reputation as one of the greatest military leaders in history as he consistently defeated larger Union armies. Lee was ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Even during the war, he refused to use tactics he considered repugnant such as using spies out of the sheer nature of his honorability. After the war, Lee became president of Washington College, now known as Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia.8 Accepting the results of the war, he devoted himself to education and to helping rebuild the South. Lee died on Oct. 12, 1870, however his legacy lived on even in modern day.5 What many consider "weaknesses" Lee were actually some of his biggest strengths; He was considerate of others, and his politeness affected his total obedience to his orders. He entrusted much of his discretion to subordinates who most would consider not capable of handling it, but but he saw the true nature of their genius. Despite these "weaknesses", many historians maintain that Lee was the most capable commander of the Civil War. A great general and a great man, Robert E. Lee was a fitting symbol of the South as well as an American hero. Both general and soldiers acknowledged and embraced their reliance upon each other long before their deeds passed into memory, history, and legend.2 Even though Robert E. Lee graduated second in his class from West Point, Lee was one of six students in his graduating class to never receive a demerit which also reflects how he fought.7 His classmates ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 69. Robert E Lee Robert E. Lee was born 19 of January 1807. When his father died in 1811 Robert cared mostly for his mother. He was the 2nd graduate from his U.S. Military Academy class. He had his own squad of lieutenant engineers. Robert Lee married Mary Ann Randolph Custis on June, 30, 1831. After he was transferred to FT. Hamilton in N.Y., he stayed there until 1846. During the Mexican war in August 1846 Robert Lee joined Gen. John E. Wool and his army. His attention was caught by his superiors in the battle of Buena Vista. Robert decided to return back to his engineering duty in 1852. 1857–1859 were rough for Robert he had to deal with family business and also thought of recommissioning his army leadership. Robert and his men put down John Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry, VA. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... During his illness Lee came through with a fever the a overaticing pulse the pains in his arms and his chest area. Joseph Hooker thought he could get the jump on Lee but he had to force his men back to defensive positions. General Jackson was shot and wounded during his attack on the right flank in chancellorsville. Hours passed away as Joseph Hooker gave up command to George Meade. When George Meade saw General Daniel Sickles move it left a hole in General Meade's defensive line When General Joseph E. Johnson was badly hurt the command of his army was given to Robert E. Lee by Jefferson Davis. In Lee's Eyes a good defense is a good offense. Lee's army had a good offense so they attacked places under Union control like Beaver Dam Creek and Gaines. Joseph Davis and his friend Robert E. Lee talked to each other and thought about a second invasion to the north. General Jackson General Lee and General Davis all invaded Pennsylvania through a river that they ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 71. Robert E Lee Qualities Robert E. Lee was a very brilliant and strong military leader. He fought in many wars which he defeated them and he got defeated also. He was smart on how he fought in the wars. He had to earn his way up from the bottom all the way up to general. He had fought in the Civil War and in the Mexican War. He wanted to quit so bad but he never gave up and kept on going. Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia. He was the fifth child of Henry Lee who had served in the Revolutionary War. He was a very brilliant military strategist. "[He] served as general in chief of the Confederate armies during the Civil War" (Johnson 273). He was loved and respected by his armies and succeeding generations. His personal qualities show how great his speeches and letters were. "[He] was a member of one of Virginia's finest families and he was [also] ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... When Lee headed North and started invading he had been checked again at Gettysburg. The assault was called Pickett's Charge that had a wide spread which cost the South badly. The musket was replaced by the rifle which made attacks much more hopeless. Lee had failed to notice how well the effect was. Lee fought again to try and regain power back but could not succeed. President Davis wanted Lee to become general in chief in the confederate armies. By that time had come around the Confederates had lost the war. Many people had thought that Lee was to bloody minded for wanting to keep fighting and keep putting his army on the line. Lee did not want to accept that he had lost. People say what the mind knows the heart might not except. He was not alone when he was fighting, his crew was fully ready to fight with him until they ended up having to surrender. After the war was all over he became president of Washington College. "He applied to have his application restored but his application was [lost]" (History www.history.com). Lee had died in 1870 of heart disease. His last words were "strike the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 73. Robert E. Lee 's Life There are so many differing views on Robert E. Lee, which may be the reason so many historians find him intriguing, however, he still remains very much something of a mystery. Many earlier works, beginning in the late 19th and until the mid–20th century, Lee has often been portrayed as nearly saint–like, nearly clairvoyant with his defensive actions. Modern historiographies of Lee vary from the earlier works written as they seem to look more into the man, rather than the legend. Earlier biographies of Lee interpret him to have been born in near perfection, a noble and honorable man, as well as a brilliant soldier. His childhood is either not mentioned or described as carefree and happy; his opposition to slavery is described as ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... However, Freeman's work left historians seeking new viewpoints and perceptions on the Confederate general. Michael Fellman's The Making of Robert E. Lee takes a different slant at investigating the man who commanded the Confederacy's Army of Northern Virginia. The book is an examination of Lee's state of mind and his supposed internal war rather than being a thorough biography. Fellman highlights vital events in the general's life and gives a psychoanalytical study of Lee which goes beyond unbiased examination of the general and dives into speculation. A recurring topic in Fellman's work is Lee's perspective of his family. Fellman maintains that Lee, wanting to be like his ideal father–figure–George Washington, Lee utilized his family's social standing and his father, Light Horse Harry Lee's Revolutionary War exploits to further his personal and professional identity. Fellman writes of the resentment that Lee holds towards his wife not being more understanding as a wife of a soldier. Fellman goes into how Lee often participated in flirtatious exchanges with younger women who "triggered memories at times long past" that would momentarily lift his spirits. His writing of Lee portrays the general as an old embittered man whose obsession with emulating Washington and his frustrating personal life ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 75. Robert E Lee Research Paper Robert E Lee "It is well that war is so terrible...lest we should grow too fond of it". It means it is a good thing that war is terrible, because otherwise people would learn to like it and we'd constantly be at war. "Lee was born in 1807 to Henry III, and Anne Hill Carter Lee in Stratford Hall VA" (Russell), then when he was older Lee went to West Point military academy to become an engineer. Robert E. Lee was a great general because he was smart, led many victories and remains a hero. Lee was Born on January 19, 1807 Stratford Hall VA. "Lee´s father was from Shropshire, England, and his mother was from Virginia and had one of the most elegant homes in Virginia" (Jacey). In 1809 Lee was taken to debtors prison, and released the following year. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 77. Robert E Lee Research Paper His full name was Robert Edward Lee, born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford Hall, Virginia. Robert E. Lee was the Commanding General for the Confederate States of America. He died in Lexington Virginia on October 12, 1870, but his legacy will be remembered forever. Lee attended the US Military Academy at West Point, where he had an outstanding performance of skills. He was offered the command of the Union army but being from Virginia he felt he should only command the Confederacy to support his home state. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, which was the most successful army in the Confederacy. After the raid of Harpers Ferry, Lee led the Marine group who captured John Brown. Although the Confederacy had a smaller amount of men Lee had great battle strategies and skills. Lee fought in various battles, mostly occurring in Virginia, and prevented the Union troops from capturing the Confederate capitol in Richmond. Lee knew that the battle couldn't be won on the battlefield, so he tried to protect the weapons, crops, and manufacturing centers of the Confederacy from the Union. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... McClellan's army. Joseph E. Johnston commanded the army near Richmond, Virginia, his troops were being closed in on my McClellan's forces. After what is now known as the Battle of Seven Days, Lee's troops forced McClellan's troops to retreat. In the Second Battle of Bull Run, Lee won a major victory against General John Pope's with Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's assistance. Jackson became known as Lee's most trustworthy assistant. Lee was planning to invade Maryland, but even though Lee was an outstanding General, McClellan knew his plan. McClellan stopped him during the Battle of Antietam, Lee then returned back to Virginia to reorganize his troops and come up with a new battle ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...