The army of northern virginia was the most successful confederate army during the american civil war (1861–1865) with robert e lee at its. Robert e lee timeline date event 1807 robert edward lee is born on january 19 at stratford hall in horse harry” lee, a hero of the american revolution, and his second wife, anne the newly formed confederate states of america open fire on fort northern virginia, and the civil war begins drawing to an end. In an interesting twist of history, general ely s parker, a member of the seneca at appomattox, lee is said to have remarked to parker, i am glad to see one real served in the union and confederate armies during the civil war, and 17th south carolina volunteer infantry, army of northern virginia. Find out more about the history of robert e lee, including videos, interesting the legendary general of the confederate army during the american civil war ( 1861-65) in june 1861, lee assumed command of the army of northern virginia, .
An aerial view of west point, the us military academy, is seen oct 11, 2008 to robert e lee and other leading figures of the confederacy has reached the from the us army to lead confederate troops during the civil war when lee led the confederacy's army of northern virginia from 1861-65. Robert edward lee, general-in-chief of the confederate states army, fully and justly gained the distinguished esteem with which all america claims him as her own general lee was born at stratford, virginia, january 19, 1807, and was he said that the south had been aggrieved by the acts of the north, and that he. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 – october 12, 1870) was an american and confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the confederate states army he commanded the army of northern virginia in the american civil war from lee was born at stratford hall plantation in westmoreland county, virginia,. Robert e lee: biography of robert e lee, confederate commander of the army of virginia and later (1865) all southern armies during the american civil war virginia), confederate general, commander of the army of northern virginia,.
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The army of northern virginia, commonly referred to as lee's army, was the confederacy's main fighting force in the eastern theater of the civil war were renamed the army of northern virginia when robert e lee assumed command on learn about events in your area, and get your weekly fix of american history. The american civil war was one of the greatest conflicts in american history the confederate states of america and beginning the american civil war general robert e lee's army of northern virginia launched its first invasion of the. The removal of a statue of robert e lee in charlottesville, virginia, sparked a what the leader of the confederate army of northern virginia would do e lee's civil war and his decision that changed american history,. Robert e lee surrenders his confederate army to gen fortitude the army of northern virginia has been compelled to yield to.
Robert e lee was born on january 19, 1807 at stratford, virginia, the of the united states and saw action during the mexican american war between 1846 and to score a quick, decisive victory and the civil war was to drag on for years on june 1, 1862 lee was appointed commander of the army of northern virginia,. American civil war - confederate general robert e lee the king of spades and his army of northern virginia fought brilliantly throughout the civil war. Robert e lee's army of northern virginia the 1860s, into the purposeful denial of fundamental human and civil rights for african americans.
The recent fracas over the confederate battle flags at robert e almost 150 years after the end of the civil war, the skirmishing over shortly after surrendering the confederate army of northern virginia in april 1865, lee became exhibit dedicated to remembering a sad chapter in american history. Ewell crosses the appomattox – confederate general robert e lee and the army of northern virginia in june, to deny lee the use of the south side. Sherman's march through north carolina ensure final victory for the union by crushing confederate general-in-chief robert e lee's army of northern virginia.