General Robert E. Lee Essay
Robert Edward Lee was born in Stradford in January 19, 1807. His father was Light Horse Henry. He had three brothers and two sisters, yet he was the youngest. His family was also was very rich.
Robert E. Lee went to United States Military Academy. He spent much of his time in his library. His classmates admired him because of his leadership and devotion. He graduated in 1829. He had a high honor at West Point, he even became a superintendent at West Point. He improved the buildings and courses.
Robert married Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee. His children's names are Major General Custis Lee, W.H.F. Lee, Captain Robert E. Lee Jr., Mary Lee, Mildred Lee was the youngest, and Agnes Lee. Robert E. Lee married two years after he graduated in 1829 and married in 1831. Mary is George Washington's granddaughter.
Lee was away so much of the time they almost never got to see each other. They had to write letters to keep in touch. Lee mostly traveled alone. Mary inherited many slaves and they stayed with her while she was alone. After the war Lee went home and nursed his sick wife. Mary had arthritis and was put in a wheelchair.
Lee was a very brave, honest, and smart man. He was a soldier, yet a nurturer. Lee wouldn't allow anything said bad about Grant.
War broke out on the border of Texas between United States and Mexico. The Generals were impressed with Lee's supervised buildings of bridges. In 1855 Lee became a lieutenant cournal of the calvary and was assigned Texas frontier. He protected settlers from attacks from the Apache and Comanche Indians.
Lee hated slavery like the North, but he lived in the South. The South hated Lincoln and the North and the South started to separate. Abraham Lincoln asked Lee if he wanted to be a general for the North, but Lee said "No." He wanted to stay in his home state, Virginia. Lee was thefirst military advisor to President …