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About Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee was an American military officer known for being the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. Starting from 1862 he led the Southern forces to a series of victories over the more superior Union Army until 1865 when he was forced to surrender his entire army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, Virginia.
He was the son of Anne Hill Carter and Major General Henry Lee III. He married Mary Anna Randolph Custis. The couple had three sons and four daughters.
After the civil war, he could have received the death sentence as a traitor to the United States, but he was pardoned by President Lincoln.
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Famous quotes by Robert E. Lee
Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.Robert E. Lee
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.Robert E. Lee
I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.Robert E. Lee
In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.Robert E. Lee
It is good that war is so horrible, or we might grow to like it.Robert E. Lee
It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.Robert E. Lee
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character.Robert E. Lee
The education of a man is never completed until he dies.Robert E. Lee
The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.Robert E. Lee
The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forebearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.Robert E. Lee
This war is not about slavery.Robert E. Lee
We failed, but in the good providence of God apparent failure often proves a blessing.Robert E. Lee
We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.Robert E. Lee
What a cruel thing war is... to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors.Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee's Popularity
Robert E. Lee was a famous American general, who was born on January 19, 1807. As a person born on this date, Robert E. Lee is listed in our database as the 6th most popular celebrity for the day (January 19) and the 1st most popular for the year (1807).
People born on January 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Robert E. Lee is the 144th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Robert E. Lee's birthday, Robert E. Lee is the 1119th most famous American.
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