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I g2;|e'^t ^n^erlcan, Robert E. 1^6 3, soiT, of.;j['Jeary Lae,'born ..
in Westlior^iaim ‘County,“Vi'r^irira,- Jahiiary i‘9, iSOX He -radiate'’' froiK .
West Point in 1829 and receivec'. a cormrdssion in Q-O^pS', Qf Ejig^e^ers.i
In the Mexican War he was repeatedly promoted f or'dist'inguis'ued ,
services. He was such a brave, courageous, j,and outstanding^ laader, i
h® was made commander-ln-chief of the ConE^e'd'erate’Army, Diiring''this '
period he .bravely led his troops through many b,attieOn April 9,1865
Lee s.u'rrbndered. his army to General'G'i^rit at Appomattox Gdurthbuse, •
Virginia. After the,-.War, -Lee ac.Qe'pted the presidency of Washington |
C611e'ge,.^nowi’fafljiAgtbh'\;and''^ University,! at L’exingtdn, ’ Vi'rgihia, ^
His fame and'lionor will live thro.;y,gh tlie.ages. We wili ,always, remember
him as-i^one ^.oi* ,our' greatest ^Aniei’lcians4':'';^v/f.^^- , '/■,., > M ^ \ i