Robert Edward Lee
by: Lilly West
A moral man with integrity and honor
Robert E. Lee's last words were "Strike the Tent".
After war, Robert E. Lee was president of Washington college.
Robert E. Lee's most famous horse was Traveller.
death: October 12, 1870 in Lexington, Virginia.
Relationship: Mary Anna Custis Lee, married 1831-1870.
Religion: a devout Episcopalian.
Hometown: Stratford, Virginia.
Political Views: Lee in his own words said "slavery as a institution is a moral and political evil."
A Mexican War hero who called Lee " the greatest soldier now living".
Abraham Lincoln offered Lee the command of a Union Army.
As a college president, Lee supported President Andrew Johnson's program of Recinstruction and Intersectional friendship.
During the Civil War, Lee originally served as a senior Military advisor to President Jefferson Davis.
William Henry Fitzhugh
William Henry Fitzhugh owned the Oronoco Street house and allowed the Lees to stay at his home.
Lee Graduated second in his class right after Charles Mason.
William Henry Fitzhugh
- April 18, 1861 General Lee was offered field command of the United States Army, but the next day Virginia succeeded from the Union. Lee knew he couldnt fight his family and friends so he accepted the command of Virginia Army.
- Battle of second Manasses Lee took the offensive, and ended the threat to Richmond Virginia defeating John Popes Army.
- Battle of chancellor ville April 30 to May 6, 1863, between Union Major General Joseph Hooker's Army and a Confederate Army 1/2 the size lead by General Lee, known as "Lee's perfect battle".
- Named Commanding General of Confederate Army. February 6, 1865. Lee was by far the right choice to lead, but even with his great victories, Lee had to know that the war could not last much longer.
- April 9, 1865 Lee surrendered to General Grant. Lee rejected the proposal of a sustained insurgency against the North and called for reconciliation between both sides.
- After the war, Lee became president of Washington and Lee University. Lee continued to fight for reconstruction of the Union.
Interest/hobbies: His dedication and commitment to the Military.
Major Accomplishment: Being a great confederate general in the American Civil War.
Contact Information: Address: Arlington House 321 Sherman Dr., Fort Myer, Virginia.