Robert E. Lee Quotes

I should be trading on the blood of my men.

After the Civil War, the General, who had little money, was offered a huge sum to write his memoirs for publication. He refused.
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.