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



  • 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:

Robert E. Lee Collection

Identifier: Ms-2002-044
Abstract The Robert E. Lee Collection comprises one personal letter, one portrait, and two reproduced photographs. The letter is from Lee to Reverend W. H. Braddus of Lexington, Virginia, regarding Lee's check for $30.00, which he wants Braddus to accept as payment of tuition for a member of Lexington's Craig family. Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and he served as president of Washington College (presently Washington & Lee University) in...
Dates: 1866 - 1870

Robert E. Lee Speech

Identifier: Ms-1964-005

This collection contains a photocopy of a farewell address (General Order No. 9) by Robert E. Lee to the Army of Northern Virginia, after his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, April 10, 1865.

Dates: 1865

Meeting of Generals Jackson, J.E. Johnston, and Lee

 Collection — Frame 1
Identifier: Art-140
Scope and Contents

copyrighted D.H. Anderson; published by C. Klacknet; gift of William M. Thornton, 1993

Dates: n.d.

Robert E. Lee, Bust

Identifier: Art-183
Scope and Contents

part of Billings collection?

Dates: n.d.

Robert E. Lee Portrait

Identifier: Art-218
Scope and Contents

Sold by the authority of the Lee Foundation for the purpose of erecting a monument at the tomb of Gen. L. Robert Jackson at Washington and Lee, Lexington, Va

Dates: n.d.

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