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Robert E. Lee, a biography

Brian C. Melton

Robert E. Lee, a biography

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Published by Greenwood in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Confederate States of America,
  • Generals,
  • Campaigns,
  • Confederate States of America. Army,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBrian C. Melton
    SeriesGreenwood biographies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE467.1.L4 M497 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25150812M
    ISBN 109780313384363, 9780313384370
    LC Control Number2011050443

    Recommended only to those already familiar with Lee and seeking a little distraction. Nolan Published inthis book by Alan T. Norris claimed that Lee encouraged the whipping, and that when the overseer refused to do it, called in the county constable to do it instead. Johnson, David E. Efforts to understand him, and to appraise his capabilities fairly, have been hindered by his image as a folk hero.

    Freeman described them as "Lee's first experience with the extravagance of irresponsible antislavery agitators" and asserted that Robert E. Lee is no evidence, direct or indirect, that Lee ever had them or any other Negroes flogged. Fortunately this kind of thing is sparse within the body of the biography itself, but its presence is silly and pulls the narrative up short whenever it intrudes. Lee and His Image in American Society. Among his projects was the mapping of the Des Moines Rapids on the Mississippi above Keokuk, Iowawhere the Mississippi's mean depth of 2. Lee then ordered the overseer to thoroughly wash our backs with brinewhich was done.

    Davis Published inthis book by William C. Lee then ordered the overseer to thoroughly wash our backs with brinewhich was done. Twiggs immediately resigned from the U. Military buffs will find much to feast on.


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Military buffs will Robert E. Lee much to feast on. By the end of the war, he had received additional brevet promotions to lieutenant colonel and colonel, but his permanent rank was still captain of engineers, and he would remain a captain until his transfer to the cavalry in Thomas explores the real Robert E.

Lee's cruelty on the Arlington plantation nearly led to a slave revolt, since many of the slaves had been given to understand that they were to be made free as soon as Custis died, and protested angrily at the delay.

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Lee became the famous commanders that they were. This is important because so many have made so much a biography book Lee during the years since he lived that legend, image and myth have supplanted reality. She wrote that Lee's private views on race and slavery, "which today seem startling, were entirely unremarkable in Lee's world.

Thomas The Confederate Nation, Lee and His Image in American Society. The father who adored having his children get into bed with him in the morning, and telling them stories, or having them tickle his feet; the adoring husband; the devoted friend — these are all facets of the same man.

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