Tag Archives: Wartime Letters of Robert E. Lee

Invading the North and Protecting the Capital

On June 5, 1862, as he settled into his new command of the Confederate army outside Richmond, Robert E. Lee contemplated his next moves. For starters, he put his men to the shovel building defensive fortifications—a course of action that … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Shiloh, Something to Consider about Vicksburg

In the wake of the Confederate loss at Shiloh, Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard worried about his situation. Expecting the Federals to press their advantage, he sent pleas to Richmond for additional reinforcements. On April 10, 1862, Robert E. Lee, serving as … Continue reading

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