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Robert E. Lee was a Confederate general during the American Civil War.
* He was born in Stratford Hall, Virginia, on January 19, 1807.
* He graduated from West Point in 1829 and served in the U.S. Army for 32 years.
* He was offered command of the Union Army but declined, choosing to fight for his home state of Virginia.
* He led the Army of Northern Virginia to victory in many battles, including the Seven Days Battles, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
* He surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
* He died in Lexington, Virginia, on October 12, 1870.
* He is considered one of the greatest generals in American history.