See also:American soldier, general in the Confederate States army, was the youngest son of major-general
See also:Lee, called "
See also:Horse Harry." He was
See also:born at Stratford, Westmoreland
See also:county, Virginia, on the '9th of
See also:January 1807, and entered West Point in 1825 . Graduating four years later second in his class, he was given a commission in the U.S . Engineer
See also:Corps . In 1831 he married Mary, daughter of G . W . P . Custis, the adopted son of
See also:Washington and the
See also:grand-son of Mrs Washington . In 1836 he became first
See also:lieutenant, and in 1838 captain . In this
See also:rank he took
See also:part in the Mexican War, repeatedly winning distinction for conduct and bravery . He received the brevets of major for Cerro Gordo, lieut.-colonel for Contreras-Churubusco and colonel for Chapultepec . After the war he was employed in engineer
See also:work at Washington and Baltimore, during which
See also:time, as before the war, he resided on the
See also:great Arlington
See also:estate, near Washington, which had come to him through his wife . In 1852 he was appointed
See also:superintendent of West Point, and during his three years here he carried out many important changes in the academy .
Under him as cadets were his son G . W . Custis Lee, his
See also:nephew, Fitzhugh I whom he led was extraordinary . No student of the American
See also:Civil War can fail to
See also:notice how the influence of Lee dominated the course of the struggle, and his surpassing ability was never more conspicuously shown than in the last hopeless stages of the contest . The
See also:history of Lee is lost in the history of the great crisis of
See also:life; friends and foes alike acknowledged the purity of his motives, the virtues of his private life, his
See also:Christianity and the unrepining
See also:loyalty with which he accepted the ruin of his party . See A . L . Long,
See also:Memoirs of Robert E . Lee (New
See also:York, 1886) ; Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee (New York, 1894, " Great Commanders " series) ; R . A . Brock, General Robert E . Lee (Washington, 1904) ; R .
E . Lee, Recollections and Letters of General R . E . Lee (
See also:London, 1904) ; H . A .
See also:White, Lee (" Heroes of the Nations") (1897) ; P . A .
See also:Bruce, Robert E . Lee (1907) ; T . N . Page, Lee (1909) ; W . H.
See also:Taylor, Four Years with General Lee; J .
See also:Jones, Personal Reminiscences of Robert E . Lee (1874) .
RICHARD HENRY LEE (1732-1794)
SIDNEY LEE (1859– )
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