robert e lee

  1. Belle Montgomery

    A Love for Fashion Leads to Couple’s Nuanced Portrayal of Civil War Figures in Gettysburg

    Frank and Bonnie Orlando portray Robert E. Lee and Mary Lee at the Lightner Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on June 15, 2019. (Shenghua Sung/The Epoch Times) GETTYSBURG, Pa.—Bonnie Orlando has always loved to play dress up, in part for the beautiful...
  2. lelliott19

    Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, and Fort Wool (Hampton, Virginia)

    Fort Monroe was named in honor of President James Monroe, and became the largest stone fort in the United States. Surrounded by a moat, the six-sided bastion is also the largest fort, by area, ever built in the United States. Construction began in 1819 and was complete in 1834. The stone walls...
  3. SWMODave

    The question is not what he thinks of me, but what I think of him

    Lasalle Corbell Pickett "Mrs. General Pickett" General Lee was noted for his impartiality. Only worthy deeds won recognition from him. He was urged by some of his officers to give his own son command of a brigade, but he replied that he would not appoint an untried officer to so important a...
  4. SWMODave

    It never occurred to us that anything could happen to General Lee

    May 6, 1864 - 154 years ago - the Wilderness "From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign" Just then, an officer rode up who told us a bit of news, that made us feel more like tears than cheers, and put every fellow’s heart into his mouth. He said that just before, General Lee...
  5. hanna260

    Douglass Southall Freeman and Lee

    Hi all! It's been a while and I have a question! I have a copy of this abridged biography of Lee on my bookshelf and was wondering, being a busy college student and all, if you guys would recommend it! Embarrassing disclaimer: I love biographies, Civil War biographies, and Lee but actually...
  6. JohnW.

    The funeral of General Robert E. Lee

    FUNERAL OF GENERAL R. E. LEE. Lexington, Va., October 15, 1915. Forty five years ago today General Robert E. Lee was buried in the basement of the Lee Memorial Chapel, situated on the college campus. Imposing, yet simple, ceremony marked the occasion. General Lee died on Wednesday morning...
  7. Eric Wittenberg

    On Lee, Stuart, Orders, and Gettysburg....

    Submitted for your consideration... These are the three orders given to Jeb Stuart on June 22 and 23, 1863. They constitute the operational orders for what became his expedition. They are as clear as mud. The person responsible for drafting them was R.E. Lee's military secretary, Col. Charles...
  8. Jamieva

    My introduction to the Lee forum

    Hello all! Hope you had a great Christmas/New years holiday season. I have volunteered to be the forum host for this forum for 2017 and hopefully beyond. I am new at this so I will be feeling out what my role is to start. I hope to make this an engaging and informative area where we can all...
  9. lelliott19

    William T Wofford documents

    Need some help with this note from Lee in response to Longstreet's recommendation of William Tatum Wofford for promotion to Major General dated July 15, 1864: Res forwarded as evidence(?) of merit of this worthy officer. He has since first taking command of his brigade always acted with...
  10. RebelHeart

    How Long Would The Rebellion Have Lasted If Lee Had Accepted The Union Command?

    How long would the dream of the Confederacy have survived if Lee had accepted the command of the Union forces rather than electing to serve Virginia? Would have waged a devastating campaign to crush the rebellion as swiftly as possible or would he have been more strategically-precise and...
  11. Skarpskytten

    Looking Lee book recommendations

    I have been commissioned to write a "long" (25000 characters) article on Robert E Lee for a magazine. I'm not an expert on Lee, and need to do some reading. For depth I will read Kordas book Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee. Korda and I seems to be roughly on the same page...
  12. Skarpskytten

    Hullo from the far north

    Hullo, this is Skarpskytten. I'm a swedish historian with an decade long on-and-off interest in the Civil War; I think it all started when I found a book on the battle of Pea Ridge in a bookstore in Irvine in 2006 during my as of yet only visit to the US. Come spring I will get my first Civil...
  13. Buckeye Bill

    The Overland Campaign Driving Tour - Grant vs. Lee (1864)

    * The Battle of the Wilderness. The Overland Campaign (Grant's Overland Campaign/Wilderness Campaign) was a series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. General.Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Federal armies, directed the actions of...


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