Robert e lee

General Robert E. Lee

  • Robert E lee was born

    Robert E lee was born
    General Robert E. Lee was born in Virgina. This is the reason why he declined the offer to lead the United States army, since he was from the south.
  • West Point

    Lee began his years at West Point Academy. He was very successful and finished second throughout his whole class.
  • Married

    Lee married Mary Custis at his Arlington House, which is now where Arlington National Cemetary is.
  • Mexican American War

    Lee fought int The Mexican AMerican War along side of Winfield Scott. This is how Lee proved himself for wars to come.
  • Becomes General

    In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War Lee becomes the general for the confederates and leads the army throughout the whole war.
  • The First and second Bull Run

    The first Bull Run took place on July 21, 1861 and the second Bull run took place on August 28–30, 1862. These battles were very important in the life of Robert E. Lee because they were both important confederate victories.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Lee loses the battle and actually offers to resign but Davis refused so he continued as the general and finishes out the whole war.
  • War Ends

    War Ends
    The Civil War ends with the surrender at the Appomatox Courthouse. General Lee surrenders to Grant knowing that his troups could not last much longer.
  • Robert E lee Dies

    Robert E Lee dies from a heart attack a few years after the war is finished.