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Robert E. Lee Timeline


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1807  January 19  Robert Edward Lee is born at 'Stratford', Westmoreland County, Virginia  
1831  May 7  Arrives at Fortress Monroe for duty.  
1831  June 30  Robert Edward Lee and Mary Anne Custis marry.  
1832  September 16  George Washington Custis Lee is born. BIO  
1835  July 22  Mary Lee is born.  
1837  May 30  William Henry Fitzhugh Lee is born. BIO  
1839  June 18  Annie Carter Lee is born.  
1841  February 27  Elanore Agnes Lee is born.  
1843  October 27  Robert Edward Lee, Jr., is born.  
1846  February 10  Mildred Childe Lee is born.  
1852  September 1  Lee assumes his duties as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point.  
1853  July 17  Lee is Confirmed into the Episcopal Church.  
1859  October 17  Lee is ordered to the War Department in regards to John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. 1859  
1859  October 18  Lee leads a command of United States Marines to capture John Brown and his cohorts at Harpers Ferry.  
1860  February 9  Lee is ordered to San Antonio, Texas, to take command of the Department of Texas.  
1861  April 20  Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army.  
1861  May 14  Lee is appointed Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army.  
1861  June 14  Lee attains the rank of General in the Confederate States Army.  
1861  September 12  Battle of Cheat Mountain.  
1862  May 31  Joseph E. Johnston is wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines. MORE  
1862  August 29  Second Battle of Manassas or Bull Run.  
1862  September 17  Battle of Antietam. Battle Summary  
1862  December 13  Battle of Fredericksburg. Battle Summary  
1863  May 1  Battle of Chancellorsville (May1-3). MORE  
1863  July 1  Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3). Battle Summary  
1864  May 6  Battle of The Wilderness (May 5-7). Battle Summary  
1864  May 8  Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21). Battle Summary  
1864  June 16  Siege of Petersburg and Richmond (June 9, 1864-April 2, 1865).  
1864  July 30  Battle of the Crater at Petersburg.  
1865  January 23  Lee is named General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States.  
1865  April 2  Lee orders the Abandonment of Petersburg, Virginia.  
1865  April 9  Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia surrender at Appomattox Court House. Ulysses S. Grant received the surrender on behalf of the United States.  
1865  April 9  Battle of Appomattox Court House. Battle Summary  
1866  February 17  Lee appears before the Joint Committee on Reconstruction on Capitol Hill.  
1870  October 12  Robert E. Lee dies in Lexington, Virginia BIO  
1975  July 22  Congress Passed a law restoring Lee's Citizenship.  
1975  August 5  President Gerald Ford signs in to law the bill Congress passed restoring Lee's Citizenship to the United States. FORD'S LIBRARY