Gen. Robert E. Lee was a true progressive: letter

Robert Edward Lee was an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.

Key Takeaways:

  • The SCV holds well-informed programs about the Civil War, not about slavery being not “so bad.”
  • The SCV includes a former national commander, a current lieutenant commander and two former state commanders, as well as lawyers, teachers and college professors.
  • Robert E. Lee was a true progressive. His primary motivation in going to war was to protect his family, friends and community.

“Our camp, the largest in the country, includes a former national commander, a current lieutenant commander and two former state commanders.”

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