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Dustin Olah Mrs Smith English III March 11 2001 Robert E Lee The Man and The War Robert Edward Lee was one of the best combat generals in the Civil War He was General of the Confederacy from 1862 to 1865 Wooster 14 Lee was from Virginia a state that he loved for his enitre life He did not just love the city but the people of the city loved him as well Wooster 14 His role as a war leader was what kept the Confederact in the war as long as they were He kept morale up by urging the guys on and telling them how good they were doing The soldiers loved him because he was so high spirited Sifakis 168 Robert E Lee was born in Stratford Hall near Montross Virginia on January 19 1807 He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state This stayed with him for the rest of his life He was a very serious boy and spent many hours in his fathers library He loved to play with some of his friends swim and he loved to hunt George Washington and his father Light-Horse Harry Lee were his heroes He wanted to be just like his father when he grew up In the 1820s the entrance requirements for West Point were not close to as strict as they are now It still was not that easy to become a cadet though Robert Lee entered the United States Military Academy at West Point where his classmates admired him for his brilliance leadership and his love for his work He graduated from the academy with high honors in 1829 and he was ranked second in his class He specialized in military engineering Robert E Lee 1 Lee served for seventeen months at Fort Pulaski o n Cockspur Island Georgia In 1831 the army transferred him to Fort Monroe Virginia as assistant engineer While
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