January 19, 1807 : Robert E. Lee born

Introduction

Confederate General Robert Edward Lee is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Lee commanded the Army of Northern Virginia during most of the Civil War and his brilliant battlefield leadership earned him a reputation as one of the greatest military leaders in history as he consistently defeated larger Union armies.

Article Details:

January 19, 1807 : Robert E. Lee born

  • Author

    History.com Staff

  • Website Name

    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    January 19, 1807 : Robert E. Lee born

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-e-lee-born

  • Access Date

    November 20, 2017

  • Publisher

    A+E Networks