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    Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was the best General for the South, and out witted every Union General that was put against him. To Southerners, General Robert E. Lee is like a god figure to them. He inspired southerners even when the North dominated on the battle field, and is still praised by some radical believers in the confederate states. To the North, Robert E. Lee was a traitor to the United States and even lost his citizenship. Although he lost the war, Robert E. Lee is still a major face

  • Robert E Lee

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    The topic I am doing my research paper on is Robert E. Lee. I chose Robert E. Lee because I feel he is a person worth mentioning and worth letting others know what he had done in his life, Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia, January 19, 1807, and died in Lexington, Virginia October 12, 1870. Robert E. Lee's father had been a cavalry officer during the American Revolution, and had been a close friend of George Washington. Most of the family's money had been gambled

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    Robert Edward Lee was a great leader for many reasons. Everywhere he went he gained the respect of his peers and even his enemies. This was due to all of his accomplishments in his early career at West Point, and through his service in both the Mexican American War and the Civil War. Lee’s tactics are revered by many and still analyzed today. The traits and principles he carried with him during his career allowed him to succeed, and rise above his peers. Robert E. Lee was bound for military greatness

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    Henry Lee, called " Light Horse Harry." He was born at Stratford, Westmoreland county, Virginia, on the 19th of 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 Corps. In 1831 he married Mary, daughter of G. W. P. Custis, the adopted son of Washington and the grandson of Mrs. Washington. In 1836 he became first lieutenant, and in 1838 captain. In this rank he took part in the Mexican War, Robert E. Lee

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    Robert E. Lee Throughout history, there have been people whose names and faces have become synonymous with the time periods in which they lived. For example, Julius Caesar is synonymous with the late Roman Republic and George Washington is synonymous with the American Revolution. Just like these two men, the name Robert E. Lee has become synonymous with the American Civil War. Not only did Lee rise to become the most important and recognizable person in the Southern Confederacy, but his honor

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    Robert E. Lee has been regarded by many historians as one of the greatest American generals and military engineers in U.S. history. He revolutionized the tactic of trench warfare that would be widely used in World War I. Also, Lee was able to defeat much larger Union armies with command of a much smaller force of troops using astute military tactics and strategies. Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia to Colonel Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee and Ann Hill Carter.

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    Strength Robert E Lee is very quick and smart. He knows how to improve the quality of troops and to nullify the Union’s advantage. Lee is willing to make bold and risky moves, and does not let his defeats hinder his performance. General Lee has great relations with his soldiers, and uses his engineering experience to his advantage. Lee is very quick; he organized scattered confederate troops into the famed Army of Northern Virginia in just three weeks. Lee’s wisdom urged him to keep the Union as

  • 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

  • Robert E. Lee

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    Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was the brilliant Confederate leader whose skill in military strategies allowed the South to continue to fight during the four gruesome years of the Civil War. This man, who is still honored as a hero in many Southern states, was born on January 19, 1807 to Ann Carter Lee and Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. His father's reoccurring failures were motivation for Lee to strive to succeed. His mother primarily brought him up, where he learned patience, control, and

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    relate to the supplies one has to draw from, but instead the personal traits of the man himself. General Robert E. Lee is a prime example of an excellent general whose brilliance was impeded by the Confederate’s lack of resources. General Ulysses S. Grant’s genius is rebuffed when compared to that of Lee’s. Great military leaders should have a connection with the public and their soldiers. General Lee emerged overnight as the Confederate hero after the Seven Days’ Battles. His soldiers developed an almost