Robert E. Lee
Confederate General that was appointed by Jefferson Davis
What was the impact Robert E. Lee during the Civil War?
Birth, Death & family
He was born January 19, 1807 his dad is Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry" & His extended
family members included a president, a chief justice of the United States, and signers
of the Declaration of Independence
His wife was Mary Anna Randolph Custis
He died, October 12, 1870, five years after the war.
Lee was one of just six cadets in his graduating class who finished without a single demerit.
He served as military advisor to President Jefferson Davis until June 1862 when he was given command of the wounded General Joseph E. Johnston's embattled army on the Virginia peninsula.
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