Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Robert E. Lee
|Which U.S. President restored Lee's United States citizenship?||Robert E. Lee
|Who was Lee's famous commander of the Cavalry Corps?||Robert E. Lee
|What battle is considered by most historians to be Lee's greatest victory?||Robert E. Lee
Chancellorsville. 'Fighting' Joe Hooker was the Union commander.
|Whom did Lee replace as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia?||Robert E. Lee
Joseph E. Johnston. Yes, the army had already been named Army of Northern Virginia before Lee took over.
|Whom did Lee defeat at the battle of Second Manassas?||Robert E. Lee
|Of what did Lee become superintendent before the War for Southern Independence?||Robert E. Lee
United States Military Academy.
|What Mexican War hero called Lee 'the greatest soldier now living'?||Robert E. Lee
George Washington Custis Lee. William Henry Fitzhugh, a.k.a. 'Rooney' was the second son and Robert Jr. was the third.
7. Lee fathered 3 boys and 4 girls.
Martha Washington. George and Martha had no children together, but Martha had children from her previous marriage. Mary Custis Lee was Martha's step-great-granddaughter.
January 19, 1807. The third Monday in January is still celebrated as Robert E. Lee's birthday in most Southern states.
1870. Lee died on the morning of October 12, 1870, a little more than five years after the Civil War ended.
"Strike the tent!". Lee's wife, Mary, was with him when he died.
Traveller. A large, white horse standing nearly sixteen hands high, Traveller was ridden by Lee throughout the war. However, he owned four other horses as well, called Richmond, Lucy Long, Brown-Roan, and Ajax.
my old warhorse. General Longstreet, one of Lee's most trusted commanders, strongly supported defensive warfare. He adamantly opposed Lee's strategy in July 1863 at Gettysburg, where the Confederates were defeated.
George, William, and Robert. Lee's three sons, George Washington Custis Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, and Robert Edward Lee, Jr. all served in the Confederate Army. Robert E. Lee, Jr., wrote "Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee," which was the optimistic story of his special relationship with his father.
Captain. At the end of the Mexican War, General Winfield Scott promoted Lee to Brevet Colonel for his incredible actions as an engineer at Cerro Gordo, Contreras-Churubusco, and Chapultepec. All three battles were American victories.
June 30, 1831. Lee married Mary Custis, who was the great-granddaughter of George Washington. Mary was quite ill during the Civil War, and this fact weighed heavily on Lee's mind.
October 12, 1870. Robert E. Lee died on October 12th of 1870. He is currently buried in Lexington, Virginia where the disease had plagued him since the spring of 1863.
|What disease did Robert E. Lee catch that would ultimately lead to his death?||Robert E. Lee
Heart disease. The other answers may sound crazy, but you have to realize that back in the 1870s catching a flu, the mumps, or measles were often deadly due to lack of research or resources back then.
|"Under Orders by the President". Robert E. Lee was ordered to take charge of all military operations in the Armies of the Confederacy. What date did Jefferson Davis issue this order?||Robert E. Lee
March 13, 1862. Jefferson Davis put General Robert E. Lee in charge of all operations in the Confederate Army on March 13, 1862. Less than a year after Lee had committed himself to the Confederacy, he was made CG of all operations of the whole Confederate Army. (CG is just a military acronym that stands for Commanding General).
|In May of 1861 what rank did Robert E. Lee hold under the confederate Army?||Robert E. Lee
Full General. In May of 1861, just one month after his resignation from the Union Army, he was appointed a full General in the Confederate Army, once they were removed from Montgomery and re-settled in Richmond.
|What year did Robert E. Lee resign his commission as a U.S. soldier?||Robert E. Lee
1861. It was three days after Virginia's secession on April 20th 1861. He did this as a loyal act to his home state of Virginia.
|What military academy did Robert E. Lee gain command of in 1852?||Robert E. Lee
Westpoint. He served there for three years and made huge improvements in the academy. He brought it up the standard of the best European military academies.
|Which military academy did Robert E. Lee graduate from?||Robert E. Lee
West Point. He graduated from Westpoint in 1829 and finished second out of forty-six students in his class.