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Robert E. Lee

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Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War


Who was Robert E. Lee?

Robert E. Lee was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Born on January 19, 1807, in Virginia, Lee was a career military officer who was considered one of the best tactical commanders of his time. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Lee was offered command of the Union army, but he ultimately chose to resign from the U.S. Army and join the Confederate forces. He served as the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and is best known for his leadership during the major battles of the war, including Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks, Lee was able to consistently keep his army in the field and maintain the Confederate cause. After the war, Lee became a symbol of the defeated Confederacy and advocated for the reunion of the country and the granting of full rights to the former Confederate states. He died on October 12, 1870, at the age of 63.

It is important to note that Lee's legacy continues to be a matter of controversy and historical debate. While some see him as a military hero and a symbol of the Confederacy, others view him as a symbol of oppression and a defender of slavery.


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15th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Benton MacKaye

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19th cousin 1 time removed
via John de Botetourte

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Benton MacKaye

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19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Geoffrey FitzPiers

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Emma Eames

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18th cousin 1 time removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

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via Sir William de Ferrers

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Emma Eames

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12th cousin 3 times removed
via Elizabeth Fitzalan

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

19th cousin 1 time removed
via John de Botetourte

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Emma Eames

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21st cousin
via Sir Richard FitzRoy

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Emma Eames

Opera Singer

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas Mowbray

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Clare Eames

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15th cousin 4 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Clare Eames

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18th cousin 2 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Clare Eames

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20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ferrers

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Clare Eames

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12th cousin 4 times removed
via Elizabeth Fitzalan

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via John de Botetourte

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Clare Eames

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14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas Mowbray

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Samuel P. Goddard

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12th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Sherburne

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Emma Eames

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15th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Scott Foley

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14th cousin 7 times removed
via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Harry Chapin

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15th cousin 6 times removed
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Scott Foley

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via Sir Hugh de Courtenay

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Susana Ferrari Billinghurst

Argentine Aviation Pioneer

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Richard of Cornwall

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General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Richard of Cornwall

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Richard Hatch

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15th cousin 6 times removed
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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

15th cousin 6 times removed
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