Robert E Lee: The Handsomest Man In Virginia

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Born in 1807 to Henry Lee III and Anne Lee, Robert E Lee was described as the handsomest man in Virginia. While he was still young, Robert had to take care of his mother after their father left, grew to become Anne’s favorite child. His father had served under George Washington and his mother came from a wealthy virginian family. Robert had a strong respect for others and always tried to make up a incident by serving another. At age 18, Robert attended the West Point Military Academy where he graduated second in his class. Before the war, President Abraham Lincoln tried to sway him to take command of the Union army. However, Lee, like most in his time, was state first, And if Virginia succeeded so would he. Virginia did succeed. In 1861 they
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