The Amazing Life of General Robert E. Lee

A paper which traces the life and military career of American General Robert E. Lee.

This paper is about the early life of Robert E. Lee and his military career. It covers most of his major battles during the American Civil War. The paper shows that it was Lee’s last stand in the Civil War that causes him to be remembered as a true military leader and dynamic strategist.
Because of this Lee’s mother Ann Hill Carter was left by herself to raise young Robert. There he learned patience, control, and discipline. Eventually he became old enough to acknowledge his family’s Christian faith and accepted it as his own belief. Since Lee was brought up in a strong military family, he had strong beliefs and values, but lived in a family that showed little emotion. For example after the death of his father, Lee was sent directly to West Point academy only six months after the loss to train in the footsteps of his father.