Civil War Events by Person - Robert E Lee


Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of Robert E Lee.

There are a total of (16) Civil War Events by Person - Robert E Lee events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
April 18, 1861

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Robert E. Lee declines an offer by President Lincoln to command the United States Army.



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April 20, 1861

Robert E. Lee, then a Colonel, resigns his position within the United States Army.



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April 22, 1861

The United States government moves in to take over the now-vacated estate of Robert E. Lee, known as "Arlington House". The estate sat on the Potomac River.



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April 23, 1861

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Robert E. Lee is given command of the forces of the state of Virginia (as a Major General).



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August 31, 1861

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Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Colonel George Washington Custis Lee as a personal assistant. The Colonel is none other than General Robert E. Lee's oldest son.



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September 11, 1861

Confederate General Robert E. Lee attempts to take Union positions at Cheat Mountain in West Virginia. This marks Lee's first major foray in the war.



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September 13, 1861

General Lee's assault on Cheat Mountain is a failure.



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March 13, 1862

General Robet E. Lee begins his term as a military adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.



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June 1, 1862

Robert E. Lee concludes his term as military adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.



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June 1, 1862

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With General Johnston wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines, General Robert E. Lee is given charge of the Army of the Potomac, renaming it to Army of Northern Virginia. Lee was Johnston's classmate at West Point.



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June 25, 1862

The Seven Days Battles are begun - six major engagements spanning seven days and pitting forces of General McClellan against forces of General Robert E. Lee. It marks a Confederate victory though losses are heavy for both sides. the battles take place around the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia near Oak Grove.



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June 27, 1862

The third contest of the Seven Days Battles is fought during the Battle of Gaine's Mill. It is a Confederate victory by Robert E. Lee over McLellan.



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July 1, 1862

The Seven Days Battles draw to a close. Casualties total 18,849 for the Union and as many as 20,100 for the Confederates. It is a Confederate victory nonetheless as General McClellan's forces fail to make progress. It makes the culmination of the Peninsular Campaign.



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July 1, 1863

Upon arriving on scene at about 2:30PM, General Robert E. Lee surveys the battlefield from Herr Ridge.



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July 1, 1863

General Lee advances General Heth and William Dorsey Pender's forces. General Heth is wounded.



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July 1, 1863

At 4:30PM, General Lee provides General Ewell with the option to attack Union forces at Cemetery Hill if an advantage can be had and maintained. Lee understands the Federal forces hold positions on high ground. Ewell does not move on the enemy - perhaps missing a tremendous opportunity to turn the tide of the battle on its first day.



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