You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

18 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Robert E Lee
    2,823 words
    Robert Edward Lee is considered one of the greatest generals in the history of the United States. Lee was opposed to many views of the south, including succession and slavery, yet his loyalty to his native state of Virginia forced him to fight for the south and refuse command of the Union armies during the Civil War. Because of this, he was respected by every man in America including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Robert Edward Lee was born to parents, Henry Lee of Lee sylvania, and mothe...
  • Robert E Lee
    733 words
    Robert Edward Lee was born in Stratford in January 19, 1807. His father was Light Horse Henry. He had three brothers and two sisters, yet he was the youngest. His family was also was very rich. Robert E. Lee went to United States Military Academy. He spent much of his time in his library. His classmates admired him because of his leadership and devotion. He graduated in 1829. He had a high honor at West Point, he even became a superintendent at West Point. He improved the buildings and courses. ...
  • Lee And The Army Of Northern Virginia
    1,018 words
    For some the man Robert E. Lee is an almost god like figure. For others he is a paradox. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia. Robert was the fourth child of a Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Young Robert, the son, was raised mostly by his mother. From her he learned patience, control, and discipline. As a young man he was exposed to Christianity and accepted its faith. In contrast to the strong example of his mother Robe...
  • Lee And The Army Of Northern Virginia
    715 words
    Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee has always been thought by many as a god-like figure. To others he was a contradiction. Born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia, Robert E. Lee was the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Raised mostly by his mother, Robert learned patience, control, and discipline from her. As a young man, he was exposed to Christianity and accepted its faith. In contrast to the strong example of his mother and the ch...
  • General Lee In Killer Angels
    761 words
    General Lee in Perspective: A Comparison in Character Development Even among the free, it is not always easy to live together. There came a time, less than a hundred years ago, when the people of this country disagreed so bitterly among themselves that some of them felt they could not go on living with the rest. A test of arms was made to decide whether Americans should remain one nation or become two. A man named Robert E. Lee led the armies of those who believed in two nations. What about Lee ...
  • 1865 General Robert E Lee
    543 words
    Robert Edward Lee Robert Edward Lee was born of two distinguished Virginia families. Hew as a devoted son, an outstanding Westpoint cadet, and an United States army officer for thirty two years. He graduated second in his class. Lee started his impressive Military career as a Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. His first assignment was to work on the construction of Fort Pulaski in 1830 near Savannah, Georgia. Then in 1831 he was transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia where he worked on harbor d...
  • General Robert E Lee
    2,740 words
    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
    3,271 words
    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...
  • Robert E Lee
    1,059 words
    In 2003, Roy Blount Jr. published the book Robert E. Lee through the Penguin Group Inc. This book is different then other books published about Lee due to the fact that this book looks behind the man in uniform, and shows how Lee became the legend that we know today. Blount brings an element of humor that some would not expect to find when writing about Lee. Through this type of writing, Lee transforms into the everyday person who we all can relate to. Blount takes the reader through the life of...
  • Stephen Crane And Robert E Lee
    441 words
    Early American Literature by Stephen Crane and Robert E. Lee About War American Literature consisted of many well known writers. These writers wrote excellent pieces of literature which are widely read today. These writers wrote about some aspect of American life, and they depicted America very well. Some of these writers are Stephen Crane and Robert E. Lee. Lee wasn't exactly a writer, but he wrote a good piece of literature which really showed the peoples attitude during this time. War was a m...
  • Robert E Lee And Joshua Chamberlain
    1,330 words
    The novel starts out when Harrison, a Confederate spy, reports to James Longstreet that 80,000 to 100,000 Union soldiers have marched within 200 miles of Lee's position near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Harrison also bears news of a change in Union leadership. Major General George Meade had replaced 'Fighting Joe' Hooker as commander of the Union Army. Lee sees this change as an opportunity to strike while the new commander gets his bearings. He decides to concentrate on Gettysburg, the small tow...
  • Birth To George Washington Curtis Lee
    696 words
    Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19th, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Robert's father was thrown in debtors jail many times for not paying on time. He was introduced to war early in his life; his brother Sydney had shown him a cannon ball and told him about the revolution. Mrs. Lee's stepson was old enough to claim the mansion where they lived that his dead mother had gave to him in his will. The Lee's left to live in Alexandria. Lee was brought up in a Christian family. When Lee was 18, he w...
  • General Robert E Lee
    617 words
    Most people think of the Civil War as a military battle between the North and South. Without studying the subject, they do not appreciate the facts that make up this historical event. When one reads the novel, The Killer Angels, the reader will have a much better perception and understanding of what actually happened during the war. The Killer Angels, which is written by Michael Shaara, tells the epic story of the great battle of Gettysburg, which left 50,000 Confederate and Union soldiers dead,...
  • Robert E Lee Web 11 17 97
    2,355 words
    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...
  • Nineteen O Four
    483 words
    Longstreet was born in Edgefeild District in South Carolina on January eighth, eighteen twenty one. He graduated from West Point in eighteen forty two and went straight to service. There he served until eighteen sixty one. He first saw action in the Mexican War, he was wounded in Chapultepec Mexico. For his services he received two brevets and the staff rank of a Major. He resigned his commission on June first eighteen sixty one and joined the Confederacy. He became a General in the Civil War. H...
  • General Robert E Lee
    428 words
    A Southern Hero It all started on January 19, 1807. A little baby boy was born, not yet know to be a hero. Young Robert admired two wonderful soldiers, George Washington and his very own father, Henry Lee. Robert was born on January 19th to Henry and Anne Carter Lee, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Robert was eleven when his father died in 1818. Robert's father was a good soldier. Henry was a Revolutionary War leader and Governor of West Virginia. On the first on July 1825, Robert entered into...
  • Sister Helen Believes Willie
    2,039 words
    The Death Penalty: A Controversial Issue Dead Man Walking is a powerful movie based upon the controversial issue, the death penalty. This unique movie tells of the death penalty from all sides and not just one. Dead Man Walking, the movie is based on the book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. Sister Helen Prejean tells of her life experiences as a nun embarking on a dangerous journey with a convicted murderer. Honoring the request of a lonely and...
  • Robert E Lee
    2,150 words
    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...

18 results found, view free essays on page: