Robert E. Lee

by Kenya and Makenna

Early Years

Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807. He was the fourth child of the family, and he had 1 sister and 2 brothers. His mother Ann Hill Carter, descends from one of the wealthiest families in Virginia and his father served as the governor in Virginia. When Robert was 18 years old, he decided to attend West Point Military Academy.

Contribution to the Civil War

Robert joined the Civil War on September 11,1861. His first war occurred at Cheat Mountain, Virginia. He was the confederate General and his forces were against the Union army.

Life After the Civil War

After he surrendered at Appomattox courthouse, he and his family moved to Lexington Virginia to where he became president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia.

Robert E. Lee died peacefully at his home when he was 63 years old on October 12, 1870. Robert was buried at Lee Chapel in Lexington Virginia. There is a grave site of General Robert E. Lee inside the Lee Chapel and Museum in honor of him.

Interesting facts

Robert married the great granddaughter of Martha Washington.

He was against the Civil War.

After the war he was no longer a United States citizen.

His plan contributed in American winning the Mexican War.

Robert E. Lee had a heart disease for years prior to his death.

Graduated second in his class from West Point in 1829.

Became an engineer in the United States Army