Who Was Robert E. Lee?

Who Was Robert E. Lee?

Author: Bonnie Bader

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780448479095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 114

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Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class! In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered the opportunity to command the Union forces. However, even though he was against the war, his loyalty to his home state of Virginia wouldn’t let him fight for the North. Despite the South’s ultimate defeat, General Robert E. Lee remains one of the United States’ true military heroes.

The Life of General Robert E. Lee

The Life of General Robert E. Lee

Author: John Esten Cooke

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547400912

Category: History

Page: 641

View: 700

This book reveals the incredible life of the legendary General, one of the most prominent figures of the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. It also contains his personal writings which paint a full picture of Lee's life. Robert Edward Lee was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. Content: Robert E. Lee by John Esten Cooke Lee's Early Life The Lees of Virginia General "Light-horse Harry" Lee Stratford Lee's Early Manhood and Career in the United States Army His Reception at Richmond Lee in 1861 The War Begins Lee's Advance Into Western Virginia Lee's Last Interview With Bishop Meade In Front of Richmond. Plan of the Federal Campaign Johnston Is Wounded Lee Assigned to the Command On the Chickahominy Lee's Plan of Assault The Retreat Richmond in Danger The War Advances Northward Lee's Manoeuvres Lee Advances From the Rapidan Jackson Flanks General Pope Lee Invades Maryland. Lee Concentrates at Fredericksburg The Battle of Fredericksburg Chancellorsville and Gettysburg Advance of General Hooker Jackson's Attack and Fall The Battle of Chancellorsville Lee's Plans and Objects The Cavalry-fight at Fleetwood Lee in Pennsylvania The Last Charge at Gettysburg Lee's Retreat Across the Potomac The Cavalry of Lee's Army Lee Flanks General Meade Lee in the Autumn and Winter of 1863 Lee's Last Campaigns and Last Days First Battles at Petersburg The Siege of Richmond Begun The Mine Explosion The Southern Lines Broken Lee Evacuates Petersburg Writings of Robert E. Lee: Robert E. Lee's Letter Announcing Surrender Robert E. Lee's Farewell Address to the Army of Northern Virginia Testimony of General R. E. Lee General Lee's Final Report of the Pennsylvania Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg Patriotic Letters of Confederate Leaders

General Lee: A Biography of Robert E. Lee

General Lee: A Biography of Robert E. Lee

Author: Fitzhugh Lee

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387186426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 792

Written as a memoir by Lee's nephew and fellow soldier, General Lee paints a vivid and admiring portrait of a brilliant general and a devoted family man who, though he disliked slavery and was not in favor of secession, turned down command of the Union army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his own children, his neighbors, and his beloved Virginia.

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

Author: Manfred Weidhorn

Publisher: Atheneum Books

ISBN: 0689313403

Category: Generals

Page: 150

View: 938

Traces the life, career, and achievements of the general who commanded the Confederate army during the Civil War.

Leadership Lessons of Robert E. Lee

Leadership Lessons of Robert E. Lee

Author: Bill Holton

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 051720293X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

View: 384

The tactics, strategies, philosophies, and attitudes in this book represent the essential qualities of Civil War general Robert E. Lee's leadership, wisdom and personal integrity. Today's leaders will find Lee's wise counsel to be practical, invigorating, and inspiring. The book is divided into sections dealing with such subjects as ambition, character, compassion, discipline, duty, politics, and vision.

Last Chance For Victory

Last Chance For Victory

Author: Scott Bowden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786730407

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 657

Gettysburg is the most written about battle in American military history. Generations after nearly 50,000 soldiers shed their blood there, serious and fundamental misunderstandings persist about Robert E. Lee's generalship during the campaign and battle. Most are the basis of popular myths about the epic fight. Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the Gettysburg Campaign addresses these issues by studying Lee's choices before, during, and after the battle, the information he possessed at the time and each decision that was made, and why he acted as he did. Even options open to Lee that he did not act upon are carefully explored from the perspective of what Lee and his generals knew at the time. Some of the issues addressed include:Whether Lee's orders to Jeb Stuart were discretionary and allowed him to conduct his raid around the Federal army. The authors conclusively answer this important question with the most original and unique analysis ever applied to this controversial issue;Why Richard Ewell did not attack Cemetery Hill as ordered by General Lee, and why every historian who has written that Lee's orders to Ewell were discretionary are dead wrong;Why Little Round Top was irrelevant to the July 2 fighting, a fact Lee clearly recognized;Why Cemetery Hill was the weakest point along the entire Federal line, and how close the Southerners came to capturing it;Why Lee decided to launch en echelon attack on July 2, and why most historians have never understood what it was or how close it came to success; Last Chance for Victory will be labeled heresy by some, blasphemy by others, all because its authors dare to call into question the dogmas of Gettysburg. But they do so carefully, using facts, logic, and reason to weave one of the most compelling and riveting military history books of our age.Readers will never look at Robert E. Lee and Gettysburg the same way again.