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ROBERT EDWARD LEE

"What a cruel thing war is...to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors."

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obert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford Hall, VA. Lee was apart Virginia aristocracy

the Virginia aristocracy. He graduated from West Point. He has seven children with his wife Mary Custis, the great grand-daughter of George and Martha Washington. his commander of the Confederate forces and is the general-in-chief. Some of his greatest battles include Antietam, Fredericksburg,

Chancellorsville, and

Gettysburg.