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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:

Tape Recording, "James Ambler Johnston on Lee and Dr. Freeman", 1957-01-17

 Item — Box 9
Scope and Content From the Collection: The J. Ambler Johnston Papers pertains to his many activities throughout his professional and personal life, especially the Civil War Round Table (CWRT) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The collection is arranged by topic into five series.Series I: Civil War Round Table, 1953-1973, includes files, notes, and recordings related to the CWRT, a national organization that promotes the study of the American Civil War through lectures, battlefield tours, and other events. This...
Dates: 1957-01-17

U.S. v $28,000-Effects of R. E. Lee et al. Case Files,

Identifier: Ms-2015-033

This collection contains photocopies of affidavits, claims and answers, stipulations, and a bill for legal fees relating to U.S. v $28,000-Effects of R. E. Lee et al. which dealt with the seizure of land from Confederate leaders.

Dates: 1863 - 1866

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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