Profile of the Day: General Robert E. Lee

Posted August 8, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Robert E. Lee

On this day in 1863, following his defeat at Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sent his letter of resignation as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Taking the defeat personally, Lee seriously questioned his ability to lead the confederate army into battle. Upon receiving the letter, Davis promptly refused his resignation.

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