January 19

This Day in History

Civil War

Jan 19, 1807:

Robert E. Lee born

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.

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This Week in History, Jan 19 - Jan 25

Jan 19, 1807
Robert E. Lee born
Jan 19, 1862
Battle of Logan's Crossroads
Jan 20, 1863
Mud March begins
Jan 21, 1863
First Battle of Sabine Pass
Jan 22, 1927
John McCausland dies
Jan 23, 1865
Hood removed from command
Jan 24, 1865
Confederate Congress to resume prisoner exchanges
Jan 25, 1863
Burnside relieved of command

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