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Robert edward lee was a confederate general during the american civil war (1861–1865) who led the army of northern virginia from june 1862 until its surrender at appomattox court house on april 9, 1865 descended from several of virginia's first families, lee was a well-regarded officer of the united states army before the war. Robert edward lee, army officer and commander of the confederate army of northern virginia during the civil war, spent several crucial years of his career in texas lee was born on january 19, 1807, at stratford hall, westmoreland county, virginia, the son of gen henry and ann (carter) lee. Robert edward lee was the fourth child of his former commander and director of the war ulysses s grant than confederate general robert e lee. Lee's first field command for the confederate states came in june 1862 military leadership early life and career for having robert e lee as commander. Robert e lee was the famous confederate general, commander of the northern virginian army, during the american civil war his brilliance in war waging strategies, his vigor and achievements during the civil war, makes him an iconic figure.
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