Friday, January 19, 2007

Marse Robert

Robert E. Lee turns 200 today. A career soldier who served in Mexico and turned down leadership of the union forces to fight for his home state of Virginia. Promoted to commanding general of the confederate forces he led his Army of Northern Virginia against superior numbers and greater industrial might and defeated them time and again. After the war he became a President of Washington college (now Washington and Lee University) and remained such until his death in 1870. In most circles Lee still personifies "The Lost Cause" of the confederacy.
Robert E. Lee
Jan. 19, 1807 - Oct 12, 1870



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