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Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1807 - 1870

Biographical Note

Robert E. Lee was the commanding General of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1807. His father was Major General Henry Lee III ("Light Horse Harry"). Lee attended West Point, graduating at the top of his class. Lee was opposed to the succession of the southern states; however, he stood by his native state. After the Civil War Lee became the President of Washington College (present day Washington and Lee University) in 1865 and held that position till his death. Lee used his position as president of the college to show support Johnson's reconstruction plan.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Gen. Robert E. Lee

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art-055

General Lee on a Horse

 Collection
Identifier: Art-250
Scope and Contents

General on horse surrounded by Soldiers

Dates: 1988

General Robert E. Lee

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art-033

General Robert E. Lee

 Collection
Identifier: Art-208
Scope and Contents

On back: for the Lee [...]

Dates: n.d.

Generals of the Confederacy

 Collection — Frame: 1
Identifier: Art-039
Scope and Contents

© 1960 by Paul Victorius (Charlottesvillve, Virginia)

Dates: 1960

Lee and His Generals

 Collection
Identifier: Art-217
Scope and Contents

Larger matt; brown frame with guilt inner frame

Dates: n.d.

Lee and His Generals

 Collection
Identifier: Art-215
Scope and Contents

Closeup of Art.214; Blue matt; Burnished frame

Dates: n.d.

Lee and His Generals

 Collection
Identifier: Art-214
Scope and Contents

Andrew E. Graham Co. Photography Lithographers, Washington, D.C. Copyright

Dates: n.d.

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Collection 18
Digital Record 4
Archival Object 1
 
Subject
Civil War 21
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 19
Blacksburg (Va.) 2
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South 2
Military orders 2