General Lee of the Confederate army. by Fitzhugh Lee

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  • Lee, Robert E -- 1807-1870.

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Robert E. Lee, in full Robert Edward Lee, (born JanuStratford Hall, Westmoreland county, Virginia, U.S.—died OctoLexington, Virginia), U.S. Army officer (–61), Confederate general (–65), college president (–70), and central figure in contending memory traditions of the American Civil War.

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After Robert E. Lee's army surrendered in Virginia in AprilGeneral Edmund Kirby Smith appointed Shelby a major general on May The promotion was never formalized, however, due to the collapse of the Confederate government.

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Johnston, surrendered to the U.S. on April 9, (officially April 12), and Ap (officially April 26).Commander-in-Chief: Jefferson Davis (POW).

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January General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower.

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