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Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army.

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The likely facts behind the story — On June 30, 1863, Confederate Generals J.E.B. Stuart, Fitzhugh Lee, and Wade Hampton occupied Dover, and Hampton had his headquarters at Dr. John Ahl’s office where he oversaw the parole on July 1 of more than 1o0 Union prisoners of war taken earlier in the campaign. I surmise that in Mr. Leibenknecht’s faulty memory, Wade Hampton became Jubal Early, and Fitzhugh Lee became his uncle, Robert E. Lee. The story is grounded in fact, but the facts became clouded over the years.

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Born in 1807 in Virginia, Robert E. Lee came to military prominence during the U.S. Civil War, commanding his home state's armed forces and becoming general-in-chief of the Confederate forces toward the end of the conflict. Though the Union won the war, Lee earned renown as a military tactician for scoring several major victories on the battlefield. He went on to become president of Washington College, which was renamed Washington and Lee University after his death in 1870.

 

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In the decades after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee came to be regarded by sympathizers as a heroic figure of the South. Several monuments to the late general sprung up before the end of the 19th century, notably in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas.

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And, the tale still circulates that Robert E. Lee himself strolled the streets of Dover. A handful of times I have refuted that when it comes up in conversation. Still, it makes for a great chance for me to share my extensive research into the oft-legendary Confederate invasion of York County.


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Robert E. Lee never even entered York County during the entire campaign. From June 26-30, the very same time that Early approached and then occupied York, Lee had his headquarters tent in George R. Messersmith’s Woods just east of Chambersburg. He headed east toward Gettysburg on July 1 for a battle he did not plan. At no time did Lee make it past Gettysburg to Dover.

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After graduating from West Point, Lee in 1831 married Mary Custis, the great-granddaughter of (from her first marriage, prior to meeting George Washington). Together, they had seven children: three sons (Custis, Rooney and Rob) and four daughters (Mary, Annie, Agnes and Mildred).

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Saved from being hanged as a traitor by a forgiving Lincoln and Grant, Lee returned to his family in April 1865. He eventually accepted a job as president of Washington College in western Virginia, and devoted his efforts toward boosting the institution's enrollment and financial support.

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Confederate general who led southern forces against the Union Army in the American Civil War, Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807, at his family home of Stratford Hall in northeastern Virginia.

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In late September 1870, Lee suffered a massive stroke. He died at his home, surrounded by family, on October 12. Shortly afterward, Washington College was renamed Washington and Lee University.