Robert E Lee Summary

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Book Summary Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Virginia. Lee had two heroes that he looked up to. One was George Washington and the other was his father, Henry Lee, who fought in the America revolution. Henry Lee was also Governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794. When Robert was eleven his father died and his mother became ill. Robert had to take care of his sick mother and still attend school. Robert always thought back about his heroes and the duties they had to do. Robert was excited when he got a letter from West Point. West Point was a military academy on the Hudson River. Military students had to work hard. They studied math, science, drawing, and French. They also marched everyday. For the four years he
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