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Gen. Robert E. Lee

by Eugene Lanier Sykes

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Published in [Aberdeen? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lee, Robert E. 1807-1870.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE467.1.L4 S9
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[3]-12 p.
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23360379M
    LC Control Number22009854

    Soldier, politician, and author, General Fitzhugh Lee () had earlier attended West Point as a cadet and proved to be a boisterous challenge to the superintendent of the Academy, who was also his uncle: Robert E. Lee. Fitzhugh developed an abiding affection and respect for Lee, culminating in the nephew's brilliant service to the Confederate cause/5(). The general’s own words plainly state his view of the Peculiar Institution. As a biographer I am often asked which part of my subject’s story has been most difficult to explore. All historic figures have troubling aspects, of course, and the two with which I am most familiar, Clara Barton and Robert E. Lee.

      One day in January, a few years before the Civil War, Robert E. Lee wrote to The New York Times, seeking a correction. The man who would become the top Confederate general was trying to . “THE SOLDIER WAS GREAT, BUT THE MAN HIMSELF WAS GREATER”: FIRST EDITION OF COOKE’S LIFE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE (LEE, Robert E.) COOKE, John Esten. A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee. New York: D. Appleton,

      Robert E. Lee was a Confederate general who led the South’s attempt at secession during the Civil challenged Union forces during . —Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, from the book’s foreword “A Sin by Any Other Name is the rarest of books—a social justice coming of age memoir. In these pages, young pastor Robert Lee, a descendent of General Robert E Lee, grapples with his family history and invites southerners to finally come of age by facing their own history of racism.”.


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Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 6, results for "General Robert E. Lee" Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee. Fitzhugh Lee explains, in the book’s preface, that since General Lee never wrote a memoir, this book is an attempt to tell Lee’s story through his own words: “In this volume the attempt has been made to imperfectly supply the great desire to have something from Robert E.

Lee’s pen, by introducing, at the periods referred to, such. "General Lee, A Biography" was written by Fitzhugh Lee. It is said that in war, the victors write the histories.

Not in this case. Fitzhugh Lee was Robert E. Lee's nephew, one of his generals in the Army of Northern Virginia, and later Governor of Virginia. Written about 25 years after Lee's death, it may or may not be an accurate account of /5().

Robert E. Lee, in full Robert Edward Lee, (born JanuStratford, Westmoreland county, Virginia, U.S.—died OctoLexington, Virginia), Confederate general, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, the most successful of the Southern armies.

Originally published inJ. William Jones's Personal Reminiscences of General Robert E. Lee is universally regarded as one of the most valuable and interesting works on the South's great commander.

William Jones knew Lee well, from the time the general took command of the Army of Northern Virginia to the final years of Lee's life, when Reviews: 2. Gen. Benning became one of Gen. Robert E. Lee's most able brigadier generals in the Army of Northern Virginia.

2 W. Du Bois, The Suppression of the African Slave-trade to the United States of America, (New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., ), 3 Ibid. The History of the Life of Rev. Mack Lee states that its author, William Mack Lee (), was a body servant and cook for General Robert E.

Lee during the Civil War and until the general's death in However, this claim, like many others in W. Lee's brief autobiography, has been disputed by recent scholarship. The writer of this little book, the body servant of Gen.

Robert E. Lee, had the pleasure of feeding all these men at the headquarters in Petersburg, the battles of Decatur, Seven Pines, the Wilderness, on the plank road between Fredericksburg and Orange County Court House, Chancellorsville, The Old Yellow Tavern, in the Wilderness, Five Forks.

In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D.

Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life one of America's greatest, most iconic heroes.

Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a general and a devoted family Cited by: 2. A Glorious Army: Robert E Lee's Triumph by Jeffry Wert. I initially was going to say Lee's Lieutentants, but Wert's book is much more modern and doesn't have some of the marble Lee fallacies that Freeman's books sometimes suffer from.

Robert E. Lee (–), was the son of Henry Lee III, and probably the most famous member of the Lee family. He served as Confederate general in the United States Civil War and later as President of Washington and Lee University, which was named for him and for George gton and Lee University houses Lee Chapel, burial site of several members of the Lee family, as well as.

In the June issue of Civil War History — Volume 5, Number 2, pages — a renowned Southern historian attacked the legacy of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Robert W. Lee tells NPR's Michel Martin what it's like to grapple with the legacy of his ancestor, Confederate General Robert E.

Lee. He wrote about this in. Kennedy: Gen. Robert E. Lee is my cousin, how am I supposed to feel. July 11th, | by Mark Kennedy I inherited very little from my deceased father besides a love of newspapers and a simmering.

A very interesting book. This was written by a Confederate soldier who knew Gen. Lee. While you learn a lot about Gen.

Lee, part of you does wonder if he ever did anything wrong in his life. Yeah, that is admirable, but flaws are interesting to know about. Gen. Lee in this book seems too much the perfect Christian Southern gentleman.4/5(22).

A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee book. Read 13 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Novel from the mid 19th century American novelist illu /5. Joseph Hooker (Novem – Octo ) was an American Civil War general for the Union, chiefly remembered for his decisive defeat by Confederate General Robert E.

Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Hooker had served in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican–American War, receiving three brevet promotions, before resigning from the Army.

Recollections and letters of General Robert E. Lee. Lee, Robert Edward Doubleday, Page & company, Creator: Lee, Robert Edward The American biographical sketch book. American biographical notes, being short notices The life of John Marshall v Portraits of American women.

Robert E. Lee was the leading Confederate general during the U.S. Civil War and has been venerated as a heroic figure in the American : Robert Edward "Rob" Lee Jr.

(Octo – Octo ) was one of seven children of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis, and the sixth of their seven became a soldier during the American Civil War, and later was a.

Title The campaigns of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Contributor Names Early, Jubal Anderson, Created / Published. The Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee, for Children, in Easy Words Alternate Title: The Life of General Robert E.

Lee Language: English: LoC Class: E History: America: Civil War period () Subject: Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), -- Juvenile literature Subject: Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography -- Juvenile.William Nelson Pendleton (Decem – Janu ) was an American teacher, Episcopal priest, and soldier.

He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, noted for his position as Gen. Robert E. Lee's chief of artillery for most of the conflict.

After the war, Pendleton returned to his priestly duties and also wrote religious materials.