Robert E. Lee Quotes

I cannot consent to receive pay for services I do not render.

 
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Lee was very poor after the Civil War and was offered $50,000 by an insurance company for the use of his name:
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
  • Born: January 19, 1807
  • Died: October 12, 1870
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Soldier

Robert Edward Lee was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.