Robert E. Lee at 200
Brown, John S., Army
January 19 marks the 200th birthday of Gen. Robert Edward Lee. An icon of American military history, Lee is considered by many to be the greatest soldier America has ever produced. Despite the distance that separates his era from our own, his example still has much to teach us about technical skill, the operational art and soldiering as a profession.
Lee was born into a prominent Virginia family, the son of "Light Horse Harry" Lee, a hero of the American Revolution. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1829 as an engineer officer. He soon demonstrated an impressive combination of leadership and technical skill while working to achieve Mississippi River flood control and …
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Publication information: Article title: Robert E. Lee at 200. Contributors: Brown, John S. - Author. Magazine title: Army. Volume: 57. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2007. Page number: 70+. © Association of the United States Army Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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