Robert E. Lee the most famous American military general ever

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Posted : November 2, 2020

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American Confederate general best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army during the War of Northern Aggression.

 

 

 

He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia from 1862 until the end of the war in 1865 and earned a reputation as a skilled tactician. A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee III, Lee was the top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years.

During this time, he served throughout the United States distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy. He was also the husband of Mary Anna Custis Lee, who adopted the great-granddaughter of George Washington.

When Virginia’s 1861 Richmond Convention declared secession from the Union, Lee chose to follow his home state, protect the innocent men, women, and children of the South from the Northern Aggression.

During the first year of the War and as the Yankees started attacking and burning towns and villages, he served in minor combat operations and as a senior military adviser to President Jefferson Davis. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia in June 1862 during the Peninsula Campaign following the wounding of General Joseph E. Johnston.

He succeeded in driving the Union Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan away from the Confederate capital of Richmond during the Seven Days Battles. Lee then overcame Union forces under John Pope at the
Second Battle of Bull Run in August. His invasion of Maryland that September ended with the inconclusive Battle of Antietam, after which he retreated to Virginia to protect the Confederate Capital from the Yankee attacks against urban areas targetting the innocent women and children. Lee then won two decisive victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville before launching a second invasion of the North in the summer of 1863. Today most historians and military experts regardless of their beliefs and political views concerning the War Between the States agree on two points:

“We can learn a thing or two from the leadership style of Robert E. Lee, one of the most beloved generals in history”

“Lee’s leadership approach encompassed empathy, compassion, respect for others, discernment, and honesty. Empathy and compassion were evident
through his interactions with others”

General Robert E. Lee is the most famous military general in the history of our great country. Even his white horse became the most famous horse in America Traveller was General Robert E. Lee’s horse. He was a grey American Saddlebred of 16 hands, notable for speed, strength, and courage in combat. Lee acquired him in February 1862 and rode him in many battles. The entire World celebrates and Honors such a great military general and all Americans from every state today know who Robert E. Lee is!

 

92 Robert E Lee with Confederate Flags and Army of Virginia Flag
92 Robert E Lee with Confederate Flags and Army of Virginia Flag

4 Robert Edward Lee
4 Robert Edward Lee

5 General Lee In Confederate General Grey Uniform
5 General Lee In Confederate General Grey Uniform

6 Robert E Lee Riding his famous White Horse
6 Robert E Lee Riding his famous White Horse

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10 Robert E Lee1838

11 1851 Robert E Lee exceptional officer and military engineer
11 1851 Robert E Lee exceptional officer and military engineer

12 Robert E Lee in the Mexican American War
12 Robert E Lee in the Mexican American War

13 Robert E Lee during the Mexian American War
13 Robert E Lee during the Mexian American War

14 Robert E Lee wife Mary Anna Custis Lee
14 Robert E Lee wife Mary Anna Custis Lee

15 Richmond Virginia State Capital 1861 Declared Secession from the Union
15 Richmond Virginia State Capital 1861 Declared Secession from the Union

16 Union Forces Yankees burning civilian houses towns villages killing innocent women children civilians
16 Union Forces Yankees burning civilian houses towns villages killing innocent women children civilians

17 Robert E Lee Confederate Flag
17 Robert E Lee Confederate Flag

The Memorial Military Murals: Lee and His Generals (Summer), 1920 (oil on canvas glued to plaster walls)
The Memorial Military Murals: Lee and His Generals (Summer), 1920 (oil on canvas glued to plaster walls)

The Memorial Military Murals: Lee and His Generals (Summer), 1920 (oil on canvas glued to plaster walls), Hoffbauer, Charles C.J. (1875-1957) / Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, USA / acquired through merger with the Confederate Memorial Association / Photo credit: David Stover / Bridgeman Images

The Memorial Military Murals: Lee and His Generals (Summer), 1920 (oil on canvas glued to plaster walls), Hoffbauer, Charles C.J. (1875-1957) / Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, USA / acquired through merger with the Confederate Memorial Association / Photo credit: David Stover / Bridgeman Images

19 Second Battle of Bull Run Robert E Lee Defeated the Union Army and forces
19 Second Battle of Bull Run Robert E Lee Defeated the Union Army and forces

20 Battle of Antietam CSA Army of North Virginia won lead by Robert E Lee3
20 Battle of Antietam CSA Army of North Virginia won lead by Robert E Lee3

21 Richmond Virginia Under attack by Union Army forces
21 Richmond Virginia Under attack by Union Army forces

22 Robert E Lee then won two decisive victories at Fredericksburg
22 Robert E Lee then won two decisive victories at Fredericksburg

22a Lee Won Battle of Fredericksburg
22a Lee Won Battle of Fredericksburg

23 Lee sitting on a chair famous photograph picture image ever
23 Lee sitting on a chair famous photograph picture image ever

24 Most Famous Robert Edward Lee Photo Picture Image bacl and white photography
24 Most Famous Robert Edward Lee Photo Picture Image bacl and white photography

25 Robert E Lee and General Grant
25 Robert E Lee and General Grant

26 Robert E Lee Portrait
26 Robert E Lee Portrait

27 Lee ridign Tarveller
27 Lee ridign Tarveller

28 Traveller Robert E Lee famoys white horse
28 Traveller Robert E Lee famoys white horse

29 Robert E Lee Horse Traveller
29 Robert E Lee Horse Traveller

30 Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee
30 Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee

30a Traveller (1857–1871) was Confederate General
30a Traveller (1857–1871) was Confederate General

31 Robert E Lee after West Point Graduation TOP of his class
31 Robert E Lee after West Point Graduation TOP of his class

Robert E Lee (1807-1870) as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Portrait by Ernest Ipsen, oil on canvas, 1931
Robert E Lee (1807-1870) as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Portrait by Ernest Ipsen, oil on canvas, 1931

HMBMK2 Robert E Lee (1807-1870) as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Portrait by Ernest Ipsen, oil on canvas, 1931 Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo

HMBMK2 Robert E Lee (1807-1870) as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Portrait by Ernest Ipsen, oil on canvas, 1931 Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo

32 Robert E Lee as a Young Officer
32 Robert E Lee as a Young Officer

33 Lee in civial clothes
33 Lee in civial clothes

34 Robert E Lee in 1865
34 Robert E Lee in 1865

36 General Robert E Lee 1863 Commander of CSA Army
36 General Robert E Lee 1863 Commander of CSA Army

37 Robert E Lee with young confederate officers
37 Robert E Lee with young confederate officers

38 Robert E Lee afrer the War
38 Robert E Lee afrer the War

39 General Robert E Lee with the most famous Confederate CSA Army Generals
39 General Robert E Lee with the most famous Confederate CSA Army Generals

40 Robert E Lee Planning for Battle
40 Robert E Lee Planning for Battle

41 Robert E Lee riding Traveller
41 Robert E Lee riding Traveller

42 Robert E Lee The Greatest American General in the History of the United States Armed Forces
42 Robert E Lee The Greatest American General in the History of the United States Armed Forces

60 Robert E. Lee Statue Richmond VA
60 Robert E. Lee Statue Richmond VA

60a Robert E. Lee Monument on his horse Traveller
60a Robert E. Lee Monument on his horse Traveller

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Protests Continue Over Richmond\'s Robert E. Lee Statue, After Judge Extends Injunction To Block Removal
Protests Continue Over Richmond\'s Robert E. Lee Statue, After Judge Extends Injunction To Block Removal

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - JUNE 20: People gather at the Robert E. Lee Monument on June 20, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley Cavedo ruled on Thursday to indefinitely extended an injunction preventing the Virginia governor from removing a historic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond\'s famed Monument Avenue (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - JUNE 20: People gather at the Robert E. Lee Monument on June 20, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley Cavedo ruled on Thursday to indefinitely extended an injunction preventing the Virginia governor from removing a historic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond\'s famed Monument Avenue (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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90 Confederate Flag Supporters in Riochmond VA
90 Confederate Flag Supporters in Riochmond VA

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