Robert E. Lee

By: A.Wood Block 2 12-21-15

Robert E. Lee facts

  • Robert E. Lee was born January 19, 1807 in Stratford Hall VA.
  • Robert E. Lee died October 12, 1870 in Lexington Virginia, VA.
  • Robert E. Lee was buried October 15, 1870 in Lee Chapel, Lexington Virginia VA.
  • Robert's middle name was Edward.
  • He was an American soldier known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • He was the leading Confederate general in the Civil War.
  • At 18 Robert enrolled at West Point Military Academy.
  • Robert had a massive stroke at his house in 1870 surrounded by family on October 12th.

Robert E. Lee quotes

1. "I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself"

2. "It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it"

3. "Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character"

4. "A true man of honor feels humble himself when he cannot help humbling others"

5. "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one"

6. "I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why i never drink it"

7. "The devils name is dullness"

Why Robert E. Lee is interesting!

  • Robert E. Lee is interesting because when he was young, him and his mother/father didn't have much money or much of anything, but they still made it and Robert E. Lee became one of the most important Generals of any war in American History (In my opinion). Robert E. Lee a southern boy and fought for what he believed in, and he wasn't going to let ANYONE tell him what he could or could't do. When he was a young teenager he wanted to become a general, and that's why he went to a Military academy at age 18, and that's what i want to do. I want to go into the Air Force when i get out of college and i think Robert E. Lee is a real inspiration to mine. And he is also interesting because if he wasn't a general for the South in the Civil war, we would't have stood a chance in the American Civil war, Yea we lost but Robert E. Lee stood by his men and didn't give up or didn't go down.