Robert E Lee Research Paper

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Robert E Lee’s life before the war shaped him for military greatness. Robert E Lee was born in Stratford Hall Virginia on January 19, 1807 to Revolutionary war hero Henry Light-Horse Harry Lee (Civil War trust). It was thought that he had military honor in his future. His family had some financial issues, this caused his father to get sent to the West Indies. Robert got into the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1829 (Civil War Trust). Furthermore from 1852 to 1855, Robert was a Superintendent at West Point, because of that he was responsible for teaching the people that he would lead one day, those who don 't like him would serve against him in the Civil War. In 1855 Robert left West Point and went to work in the…show more content…
Robert E Lee was also a great General, and he won and lost battles. General Robert E Lee’s rank was the general for the Confederate States of America (Civil War Trust). There were 8 key battles that Robert E Lee fought in, they all include the Battle of Antietam in September 16-18,1862, Battle of Fredericksburg in December 11-15, 1862, Battle of Chancellorsville in April 30-May 6,1863, Battle of Gettysburg in July 1-3, 1863 this battle pushed the union ahead,Battle of the Wilderness in May 5, 1864, Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 8-21, 1864, Battle of Deep Bottom in August 13-20,1864, and Battle of Appomattox Court House in April 9, 1865. (Thought Co.) Robert and his army won a good amount of battles. He and his army had success at the Second Bull Run and Fredericksburg. His best performance was at the Battle of Chancellorsville it was also known as the bloodiest battle of the civil war (History Channel). Although Robert E Lee won a lot of battles he also lost some too, here are those battles. The Battle of Cheat Mountain in september 12-15, 1861. This was the first battle that the confederates lost. The second battle’s that they lost were the Battles of the Seven Days in June 25-July 1, 1662. The third battle that they lost was the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1-3,1863 this was a huge loss for the confederates. The last battle of the civil war was the Battle of Appomattox courthouse in April 9,1865 this is where the confederates surrendered. (Thought
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