General Robert E. Lee
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Robert Edward Lee was a top graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an officer of distinction in the United States Army for over 25 years prior to commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. General Lee was a shrewd tactician and battlefield commander. This course focuses on Lee’s early life, his military career, Civil War years, his surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 and his post-Civil War years under reconstruction.