Was Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Confederate government?

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When General Davis E. Twiggs surrendered all U.S. Army posts in Texas in February 1861 this must have included Robert E. Lee who was in Texas at the time.
 
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So Robert E. Lee as a prisoner of the Confederacy? I assume he was released fairly quickly, but should he be considered a prisoner? When you are "surrendered", it would appear you are a prisoner.
 
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So Robert E. Lee as a prisoner of the Confederacy? I assume he was released fairly quickly, but should he be considered a prisoner? When you are "surrendered", it would appear you are a prisoner.
Twiggs released his prisoners, Lee went immediately to Washington where Lincoln had him promoted to colonel. That lasted until Lincoln called 75,000 troops (3 regiments from Virginia) and Virginia seceded.
 
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