Robert E. Lee was born January 19,1807 at Startford Hall, Virginia.He was a top graduate of the United States miliary academy. Robert served as a military officer in the U.S Army at West point commandant and then as the legendary general of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
Robert was an American and Confederate soldier. He is best known as a commander of the Confederate states army.In June 1861 ,Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia,which he would lead for the rest of the war.He commanded the Northern Virginia in the American civil war from 1862 until is surrender in 1865.
Lee and his army achieved great success during the Peninsula Campaign and at second Bull Run(Mansassas) and Fredericksburg, with his greatest victory coming in the bloody Battle of Chancellorsville.Lee has been praised by many for his tactical brilliance and remains a revered figure in the American South.