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General Robert E Lee was a brilliant military leader He was one of the greatest factors that kept the confederacy alive through the four years of our Civil War Through a rough childhood and many struggles he rose to become one of the most respected leaders in history He is revered as a hero in his love for his men and for fighting for what he thought was right He fought for his country and his heart not for what awards or praise he might get out of victory For this virtue he was adored by millions and feared by his enemies Never before in history had a general had such an unbreakable bond with an army Even when death was certain his men begged him to let them charge again They loved Lee because he protected and loved all his men His devotion to his country and to his army came before everything but God Robert E Lee is an icon of what a real leader should be One of the main reasons Lee grew to be so devoted and responsible was because of his fathers influence Light Horse Harry Lee a great military leader in the Revolutionary War and close friend of Washington was Lees father Light Horse Harry Lee lacked every trait of responsibility and self-control He married his cousin Matilda and invested much of her abundant tobacco fortune This money along with money from his friends was used in rash real estate schemes Henry Lee squandered so much money in irrational investments that Matilda chose to pass on her inheritance to her children Her sudden death in 1790 left most of her belongings to her children Lee then married Roberts mother Ann Carter He lost a lot of her money as well so by the time Robert Edward was born January 19 1807 the once magnificent Stratford Hall was in shambles While Robert was young his father was always avoiding
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