Thursday, April 21, 2011
State Secession/Belkis Leyva/Kyile Wells/ Tara's Office
Nickname "Marble Man"
Place of birth Stratford Hall, Virginia
Place of death Lexington, Virginia
Resting place Lee Chapel
Washington and Lee University
Allegiance United States of America
Confederate States of America
Years of service 1829–61 (USA)
Rank Colonel (USA)
Commands held U.S. Military Academy Superintendent
Army of Northern Virginia Battles/wars Mexican–American Harpers Ferry Raid American Civil War
Other work President of Washington and Lee Universite. Robert e lee was born in January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870)
Robert E Lee was just 23 years old when he took this photograph. he also was in the war at that time as well.
I think that In early 1861, President Abraham Lincoln invited Lee to take command of the entire Union Army. Lee declined because his home state of Virginia was, despite his wishes, seceding from the Union. When Virginia declared its secession from the Union in April 1861, Lee chose to follow his home state. Lee's eventual role in the newly established Confederacy was to serve as a senior military adviser to President Jefferson Davis. Lee soon emerged as the shrewdest battlefield tactician of the war, after he assumed command of the Confederate eastern army (soon christened "The Army of Northern Virginia") after the wounding of Joseph Johnston at the Battle of Seven Pines.
n the spring of 1864, the new Union commander, Ulysses S. Grant, began a series of campaigns to wear down Lee's army. In the Overland Campaign of 1864 and the Siege of Petersburg in 1864–1865, Lee inflicted heavy casualties on Grant's larger army, but was forced back into trenches; the Confederacy was unable to replace his losses or even provide adequate rations to the soldiers that did not desert.
Robert E Lee died at age 63 on October 12, 1870
people now keep his statcho on and he is now remembered ao
s pne of the bravest men ever to exsist.