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  • 1865 And Lee's Ragged Army
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    Biography of Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford Hall, near Montrose, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state. This stayed with him for the rest of his life. He was a very serious boy and spent many hours in his father's library. He loved to play with some his friends, swim, and he loved to hunt. Lee looked up to his father and always wanted to know what he was doing. George Washington and his father, "Light-Horse Harry Lee", we...
  • General Lee
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    In 1861, on the eve of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln tapped I, Robert E. Lee to take command of the United States Army. being The fifty-five year old silver-haired veteran that had graduated second in my class at West Point, served valiantly during the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott, and had, with his forces, put down the insurrection at Harper's Ferry, capturing abolitionist John Brown. By all accounts, i was the man to lead the Army, as renowned for his gentlemanly character a...
  • General Lee And His Army
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    What was supposed to last 90 days, now dragged on for more than two years. It was apparent, now more than ever, that little was being accomplished but the taking of hundreds of thousands of lives. The war between the Union and Confederacy had been in a sort of deadlock where each side could claim victories as easy as defeats. By this time the south had the upper hand "militarily wise", just coming off a magnificent tactical victory at Chancellorsville in May. General Lee headed the Confederacy's...
  • General Lee
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    Grant and Lee Throughout the course of my history career, which is not very long, teachers and professors have always focused on the point that General Grant was a butchering alcoholic who won the war solely on the account of his stubborn personality. And on the other hand, teachers portrayed General Lee as a masterful strategist, who used Christian values in order to win the rebellion. However, in Fuller's account of the two Generals, he alleges through data and personal intuition that General ...
  • Back To Lee
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    The Battle of Antietam Union Losses - 12,410 Confederate Losses - 10,700 On September 4, 1862 General Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac into Maryland with 40,000 picked troops. He was confident of victory. The outcome would surprise everyone. Due to the lost orders of General Lee, the Union Army was aware of his plans. Word got back to Lee and he knew he had to move quickly. On September 16 General George B. McClellan confronted Lee's army of northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. At dawn on...
  • General Robert E Lee
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    General Robert E. Lee was a brilliant military leader. He was one of the greatest factors that kept the confederacy alive through the four years of our Civil War. Through a rough childhood and many struggles, he rose to become one of the most respected leaders in history. He is revered as a hero, in his love for his men and for fighting for what he thought was right. He fought for his country and his heart, not for what awards or praise he might get out of victory. For this virtue he was adored ...
  • Robert E Lee
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    Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his death...
  • Describes Major Jackson's General Attitude Towards War
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    The American Civil War was a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union), and 11 secessionist Southern states, organized as the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy). It was the culmination of four decades of intense sectional conflict and it reflected deep-seated economic, social, and political differences between the North and the South. Many books have been written on this "first modern war" describing how over 620,000 men were killed. Jeff Shara goes deeper a...
  • General Lee And The Confederates
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    During 1863, the third year of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg occurred between two extremely divided factions. This dissension occurred between the Confederate States (the eleven southern states which had seceded from the Union in 1861), and the rest of the Union, mostly northern states. In the first two years of the Civil War, neither side had gained any real advantage. Yes, major battles occurred, but no side really had truly experienced progression. In 1863, the course of the Civil W...
  • Colonel Chamberlain And The 20th Maine
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    Chamberlain Entering Bowdoin College, Chamberlain studied the traditional classical curriculum and showed particular skill at languages. But first Chamberlain took his Bowdoin A.B. degree, in the Class of 1852, and returned north for three more years of study. Turning down the opportunity to become a minister or missionary, he accepted a position at Bowdoin teaching rhetoric. A good scholar, he was also an orthodox Congregationalist, an important factor to his Bowdoin colleagues, for the College...
  • Robert E Lee Web 11 17 97
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    Robert E. Lee " They say you had to see him to believe that a man so fine could exist. Hew as handsome. He was clever. He was brave. He was gentle. He was generous and charming, noble and modest, admired and beloved. He had never failed at anything in his upright soldier's life. He was born a winner, this Robert. Lee. Except for once. In the greatest contest of his life, in a war between the South and the North, Robert E. Lee lost' (Redmond). Through his life, Robert E. Lee would prove to be alw...
  • Robert E Lee Robert E Lee
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    Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stafford, Virginia. The son of Lighthorse Harry Lee and was educated at the U.S. Military academy. In 1829 he graduated second in his class receiving a commission as second lieutenant in 1836 and captain in 1838. He distinguished himself in the Mexican War and was wounded in the storming of Chapultepec in 1847; for his meritorious service he received his third promotion in rank. He became superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy and ...
  • Confederate General Joseph Lee Hookers 8700 Troops
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    In the summer of 1862, the confederates found themselves as the aggressors. In the Eastern Theater, Lee's army of Northern Virginia had driven the Union Armies away from the Confederate capital, Richmond and was preparing to invade Maryland. In the western theater, the confederate armies were also moving strong, into Kentucky. Due to the war France and Britain were feeling the strain as cotton from the southern states was starting to diminish. President Lincoln was thinking of taking a risky ste...
  • Battle Of Gettysburg
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    General Chamberlain was thirty four years old during the battle of Gettysburg. He preferred to be called Lawrence. He was a tall, handsome man and was married to a woman named Harriet Breeches. He was also a very educated man being a professor at Bowdoin University and speaking seven different languages. Chamberlain wanted to be a soldier his whole life. He planned to take a sabbatical to France but instead signed up for the Twentieth Regiment of Infantry in Maine. At the battle of Gettysburg he...
  • Advantage Of The Union Army
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    Killer Angles is a very interesting book. Even tough it is considered to be a historical novel sometimes it can be misleading to consider it that. Even tough Michael Shara used real characters like General Robert E. Lee and General James Longstreet, and Joshua L. Chamberlain he added his own ideas. For example he based the situations from the real historical events but he added his own imagination to the novel to make it more interesting. Sometimes this can create historical inaccuracy. But over...
  • Robert E Lee
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    Robert Edward Lee began his life on January 19, 1807 in Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary War hero, "Light Horse" Harry Lee. By the time Lee was two years old, his father was imprisoned for debts. He was later released from jail and ended up leaving his family when Lee was six years old. He sailed off and never returned. His mother, Ann Carter Lee, was a very religious woman and she instilled this and her gentle manners in her children. When Lee was abou...
  • August 8 Throughout The Years
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    In this paper it will be talking about different types of people and things that have happened on August 8. The different events on August 8 are very interesting to read about. Many famous people, several interesting events, and other pieces of information are associated with August 8. Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His family and him were Jewish. He was always the type of kid in junior high school who had braces, wore glasses, and w...
  • Robert E Lee With Joseph Johnston Comparisons
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    1920'S – Roaring And Depression Essay, Research 1920'S – Roaring And Depression It is likely that when comparing Civil War Generals that the historian cannot make general or specific comparisons between personalities like Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. They eventually fought each other, and Grant was the victor. Who was more bold? Who was more the genius? Who had the best instincts? When comparing Robert E. Lee with Joseph Johnston comparisons come quickly. One was a bold offens...
  • Maj Gen George B McClellan
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    Other Names: Sharpsburg Location: Washington County Campaign: Maryland Campaign (September 1862) Date (s): September 16-18, 1862 Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS] Forces Engaged: Armies Estimated Casualties: 23,100 total Description: On September 16, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan confronted Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. At dawn September 17, Hooker's corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee's left flank that began the sing...

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