Robert E. Lee

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The person I am writing my report on is Robert E. Lee. Born January 19, 1807. He was born in Stanford, Westmoreland Country, Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary general, Henry Lee, Or "Light-Horse Harry". He enrolled in the United States Military Academy in 1825 and became the first cadet to rank Sergent at the end of the year. In 1829, when he graduated at the top of his class in artillery and tactics. He also shared the distinction with five different cadets without any demerits during the four-year course of the instruction. He ranked two in his class out of forty-six. He was commissioned as the second lieutenant. Lee served for over seven-teen months at Fort Pulskion on Cockspur, Georgia. It was 1831, when he was transferred to Fort Monroe at the very tip or the Virginia Peninsula. He played an important role in the final construction of Fort Monroe. Then the opposite of Fort Calhoun. But later the fort was renamed as Fort Wool. Fort Wool was built on an island across the channel from the old point on the mouth of the Hampton Roads. He served as an assistant at Fort Monroe, in the chief engineers office, which was in Washington D.C. from 1834 to 1837. In the summer of 1835 he helped lay out the state line between Ohio and Michigan. When he was the first lieutenant of engineers in 1837 he presided over the engineers work for St. Louis River and the upper part of the Mississippi River. Among all of his work he was promoted to captain. Captain Robert E. Lee came as the Fort Hamilton's post engineer. He fought in the Mexican-American War. He was an aid to Winfield Scott's chief. he was in the march from Veracruz to Mexico City. He was in several American victories through his personal reconnaissance as staff ... ... middle of paper ... the men off from person to person, within about 6 months from the time the men were sent to Andersonville they were free. On November 25 (thanksgiving day) Private David Weir and his fellow absconders arrived in New York, free at last. David Weir wrote about his escape, writing is now held at Gettysburg Collage. Today if you went to Andersonville if would look very different compared to the years it held a prison camp. It no longer has thousands of people working behind it's gates. Nor does it have guards surrounding the area. Today it has long rows of graves. A remembrance of all the lives lost. T Works Cited (Primary Source Letters)

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