Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870

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Lee

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Robert Edward

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1807-1870

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1807-01-19

1807-01-19

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1870-10-12

1870-10-12

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Biographical History

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870.

Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the Confederate Army and military advisor to Jefferson Davis, 1861-1862; commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1862-1865; general in chief of all Confederate armies, 1865; president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), 1865-1870.

Virginia native; West Point graduate; veteran of the Mexican War and Confederate general.

United State Army officer; Commander-in-chief of Confederate forces during the Civil War.

Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) took command of the main Confederate army in Virginia in 1862. The army then officially became known as the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee remained in command until the army's surrender in 1865.

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Subjects

Mexican War, 1846-1848--Maps

Tablecloths

Reconstruction

Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Education

Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864

Military education

Trials (military offenses)

Widows--Finance, Personal

Generals--Biography--Sources

General

Plantations

Public schools

Patriotism

Appomattox Campaign, 1865

Cheat Mountain, Battle of, W. Va., 1861

Plantations--Management--History--1783-1865

Rabbits

Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863

Kelly's Ford, Battle of, Va., 1863

Cedar Mountain, Battle of, Va., 1862

Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861

Traveller (Horse)

Civil war

Publishers and Publishing

Desertion, Military

Maryland Campaign, 1862

Ash Lawn (Virginia : Estate)

Surveying

Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864

Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Administration of estates

Military Bases

Harbors

Conduct of life

Land grants

Military engineering

Peninsular Campaign, 1862

Military maneuvers

Prisoners

Surveying--New York (State)--New York

Fortification--New York (State)--New York

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Robert E. Lee Centennial, 1907

Martial law

Railroad--19th century

Königgrätz, Battle of, Sadová, Czech Republic, 1866

Prisoners of war

Railroads

Generals--Correspondence

Fortification

Shingle industry

Capitulation, Military

Amnesty

Mexican War, 1846-1848

presidents

Fire engines

General order #9

Foreign workers

High Holidays

Soldiers--Biography--Sources

Commencement ceremonies

Letters--Publishing

Life insurance

Water-power

Rabbis--Correspondence

Slavery

Buttons--Collectors and collecting

Finance, Personal--History--19th century

Recruiting and enlistment--History

Maps

Lee Endowment Fund

Generals--Archives

Military topography--Maps

Generals--19th century

Manuscript maps

Insurance

Harbors--Maintenance and repair

Civil war--Campaigns

Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862

Nationalities

Americans

Functions

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Generals

Engineers

Military engineers

Soldiers--United States

Military personnel

Generals--Confederate States of America

Soldiers

College presidents

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Smith Island (Md. and Va.)

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Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)

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Alabama

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Rio Grande

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Virginia

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Charleston (S.C.)

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Albemarle County (Va.)

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Virginia

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Mississippi River

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West Virginia

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Virginia

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North Carolina

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Virginia

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Saint Louis (Mo.)

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Virginia

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Virginia

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Rockbridge Baths (Va.)

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Fort Pulaski (Ga.)

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Texas--San Antonio

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Michigan

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Virginia

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Lexington (Va.)

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Gettysburg (Pa.)

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