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    Robert E Lee Leadership

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    General Robert E. Lee was the commander of the Northern Virginian Army during the Civil War. Lee was brilliant at strategies and tactics of war. This brilliance, however, was not isolated. In order for these strategies and tactics of Lee’s to work, Lee had to have great influence and power over his men. Robert E. Lee was one of the greatest and most successful leaders this world will ever know. Lee’s leadership and management skills are what granted most of his success as a leader. To start off

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    Mount Rushmore of the most military leaders with pedigree; Lee would be on it. Robert E. Lee was on January 19 , 1807 in Stratford Hall , VA to the parents: Anne Hill Carter Lee and Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry” Lee. Robert's early life was brutal. Financial hardship caused his father to abandon the family and head to the West Indies. Young Rob secured an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Lee spent all 4 years at West Point and graduated second in his

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    Robert E. Lee is the most prominent Confederate general in the civil war history of the United States. Scholars are divided about the brilliance of Robert E. Lee as a military leader because he has a mixed legacy of success and failure. He is a controversial figure because suffered earth shuttering losses and he also won inspirational victories (Arnold 6). General Robert Edward Lee displayed military leadership in the American Civil war because he mastered the art of pitch battles (Carmichael 50)

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    quote from the great General Lee is as follows, “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” This quote gives you an incite on how great of a leader he was ethically and morally, as well as his battle strategies. To some people, including myself, he is the considered the greatest military leader of all time. This paper will be organized starting with his life and his accomplishments, then will go into his leadership attributes. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807

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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,

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    Witness/Narrative: Robert E. Lee Hi there, I’m Robert E. Lee. You might know me by reading your history books in school. I was the General of the Northern Virginia army for The Confederates. As you may know the Union won the war and I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the story of the Civil War through the Union’s eyes but I think you should see it though mine. Let’s start from the very beginning. I was born January 19, 1807. I was the son to Henry Lee and Ann Hill. The place my mother birthed me in was

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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

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    Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee has always been thought by many as a god-like figure. To others he was a contradiction. Born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia, Robert E. Lee was the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Raised mostly by his mother, Robert learned patience, control, and discipline from her. As a young man, he was exposed to Christianity and accepted its faith. In contrast to the strong example of his mother and the church

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    Robert E. Lee’s (1807-1870) contribution to the United States as a war general and commander received positive connotations for his commitment, attitude and inspiration on the battlefield. However, it is debateable about his contributions because of Robert Lee’s association in the Civil War (1861-1865) to the Confederate Army that fought for the Southern States. Robert Lee lead many successful campaigns and battles including the following; helping defeat Mexican armies that lead to U.S land gains

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    turning point was because of the geography or location of the war. Robert E. lee took the battle to the North . (Document A) Lee did this to surprise the North because most of the war was fought in the South. However, his attempt was unsuccessful because the confederates lost and were now outnumbered. (Document A) This is why geography contributed to Gettysburg being a game changer in the Civil War.

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    Robert Lee Biography

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    Robert E. Lee is no doubt one of the most iconic names in Civil War history. Robert E. Lee was the commanding General of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. Lee is best known for leading a very motley crew of under armed, and very poorly equipped Army against a much, much bigger Army and still winning many battles. Growing up very poor Lee saw entering the Military as a great way to have a career and obtain an education along the way. At age eighteen Lee enrolled at West

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    the Battle of Chancellorsville are General Robert E. Lee and Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. There were many soldiers involved in the Battle of Chancellorsville. There were about 97,382 Union soldiers and 57,352 Confederate soldiers. In total, there were 154,734 soldiers part of the Battle of Chancellorsville. The Battle of Chancellorsville first started when General Hooker played a surprise attack against General Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee then counterattacked starting the Battle

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    United States was Formed Some people may believe that the Battle of Gettysburg was not a turning point in the Civil War was not a turning point, however, there are many reasons why it is. Back in 1863, the Civil War was on its third year. General Robert E. Lee had started to march his army up to attack the North and President Abraham Lincoln noticed this. He decided to switch his general to general Meade and they all began to prepare for battle. The main question that has been asked throughout this time

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    point in the Civil War, which led to the Gettysburg Address. The Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was very confident because of his army utmost victory. Lee was so fearless he determined to invade the North reiteratively. Robert E. Lee strategy was to drift the fighting away from Virginia and into the Union Territory. He wanted to move the fighting, because the Confederate were under siege in Virginia. Lee hoped to gain recognition from Britain and France for the Confederacy. Joesph Hooker,the

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    was the confederacy’s northern attack. The Union campaign was a solid line while the Confederacy was a broken line (Document A). The map would show where and how the Union and Confederate forces moved (Document A). If a victory from General Robert E. Lee would have happened, it have broken the will to fight. Gettysburg was a also a turning point because of all the casualties that occurred. The Union, Confederate, and the total men of age make up the total casualty numbers. The Confederacy had

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    Robert E. Lee’s Impact on United States Government Official John F. Kelly once said that , “ He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state .” To me that quote means , that he was willing to fight for what he believed even if it came down to fighting against people in the same country which he lived in . This quote proves that he would fight with all his best capabilities . Robert E. Lee was a important figure in American History , because he was General of the Confederate States during

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    victory with equally large advantages. Had Robert E. Lee led the Union's army in the Civil War, he would have easily claimed victory, as he was an incredible general and the Union had many advantages over the Confederacy. Robert E. Lee was an elite general who prolonged a war in which many expected his army to fall very quickly. He had many major victories, and one the first and most important was in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. Lee started the battle there by scaring the Union

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    beautiful parcel of property. The creation of Arlington National Cemetery was driven by the human emotions of spit and revenge. At the end of the Civil War, the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton declared the home, known as the Arlington House (Custis-Lee Mansion), and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it officially as a military cemetery. This was June 15, 1864. The property was just across the Potomac River, In Arlington, VA, from Washington D.C. and consisted of 1,120

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    eighteen sixty-one and eighteen sixty-five. The was also known as “The Battle Between The States” The war was fought between the states due to differences in opinions on taxes, tariffs, and states rights vs federal rights. Major leaders such as Robert E. Lee ( commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate), Lewis Armistead ( fought and died at the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate), Ulysses Grant ( led the Union army, Union), and George Mclean ( lead the Army of Potomac, Union). In the Civil

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    fought is because Robert E. Lee wanted to stop a flanking movement of Joe Hooker’s potomac region. Another plausible theory of why this battle was fought is that he wanted to push forward his troops to kill the other army’s troops so, that he could use his other part of his troops for the battle of gettysburg. The bloodiest day in America ever was September 17, 1862 also known as the battle of antietam. One of the plausible theories of why it was fought is that it was to stop Robert E. Lee’s first invasion

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