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Robert E. Lee

Ah—Robert E. Lee?
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  American general who led the South in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
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Lee was offered command of the Union army prior to taking command of the Confederate forces in the East.
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  • Ah—Robert E. Lee?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • An hour later, she called my office to tell me that "Robert E. Lee" was on the phone.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The family’s real-estate friend dated from the days when Brenda had still been spry enough to be taken for a run now and then in Robert E. Lee Park.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Robert E. Lee’s invasions of Union states in 1862 and again in 1863 produced northern echoes of southern calls for defense of home and family.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • Henry said that the rebels had a brilliant commander, the general Robert E. Lee.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
  • We take William’s Oldsmobile to the Robert E. Lee Hotel.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Robert E. Lee Ewell!
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • She was also second cousin to Robert E. Lee.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • In reverse order: Georgia (another nod to General George Patton, my namesake); Roberta (Robert E. Lee); Davie (Jefferson D.);Teddie (Roosevelt); Ulyssa (S. Grant); Jackie (Pershing).
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • In the morning, the check would be tucked neatly beneath the statue of Robert E. Lee that his father had carved from a piece of driftwood, and his mother would rub his back and promise to deposit it at the bank as his father ate his breakfast.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song

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  • -from a letter of Robert E. Lee Mr. Mason: How do you justify your acts?
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Of course, on the battlefield, McClellan got chopped up bad by Robert E. Lee, but that didn’t matter to Mr. Hart a bit; it was the beauty of the plan that counted.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • Bleys stood there and called things, like Robert E. Lee at Chancellorsville, and we took them.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Or Robert E. Lee, who, many years after the war, in a dying delirium, announced, "Strike the tent!"
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Oh, shoot, that was about three and a half years ago, when you was still goin’ to the Robert E. Lee Beauty Shop in Jackson.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Barely two months after V-J Day, the Klan in Atlanta burned a 300-foot cross on the face of Stone Mountain, site of a storied rock carving of Robert E. Lee.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • M.C. led me to a bedroom with a high ceiling, fireplace and a bed so high off the ground and with bedposts so lustrous that I thought maybe Robert E. Lee had slept here.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • [14] Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy is buried on a slope near the former home of Robert E. Lee, in Arlington National Cemetery, the place he so admired just a few weeks before his death.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I walked her to the Lincoln Memorial and lectured her on Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stephen Douglas, Mary Todd, Andrew Johnson, John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd, Edwin M. Stanton, Salmon P. Chase, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Simon Legree.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • ROBERT E. LEE RAIN GREETED THE BOYS of Easy Company as they awoke and looked out at Suribachi’s great squat bulk on Tuesday, February 20.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Well, my guest to-day is from such a place, Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, in the beautiful Southland, with memories of good old General Robert E. Lee and of that brave soul, John Brown who, like every good Booster, goes marching on—"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • ) I needn’t remind you that all the Kellers are cousins to General Robert E. Lee.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • "Now, I could go on and on with the names of my relatives, but perhaps I’ll focus on the two names you’ll recognize, General Robert E. Lee and Mr. Stonewall Jackson.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • Bryan, this is Robert E. Lee Key.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • No one had told me the Robert E. Lee part.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The cold, hard truth, however, is that Robert E. Lee’s dwindling army is reduced to just 50,000 men—only 35,000 of them ready to fight.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The Confederate army, under the command of General Robert E. Lee, has been pinned inside the city for more than 250 days by Union forces under the command of General Ulysses S. Grant.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • In a best-case scenario, Lincoln’s general in chief, Ulysses S. Grant, [10] will trap Confederate general Robert E. Lee and his army inside Petersburg, forcing their surrender.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Robert E. Lee was already a highly decorated war hero, while Grant was a lieutenant and company quartermaster.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • If Robert E. Lee can’t get the job done, then Booth will have to do it for him.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • General Robert E. Lee has been up all night yet still looks crisp and composed as he rides, backlit by the rising sun, into Rice’s Station.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Incredibly, a bleary-eyed Robert E. Lee is reveling in the moment.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • For one of the few times in his adult life, Robert E. Lee is stymied.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It comes in the form of Robert E. Lee, who has spent the afternoon on horseback, trying to find his own army.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • General Robert E. Lee rides forth from the Confederate lines, into the no-man’s-land separating his dwindling force from the vast Union forces.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • As if to underscore this point, members of Grant’s staff tentatively ask Robert E. Lee for permission to go behind Confederate lines.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • FOREWORD JUNE 1863 I. The Armies On June 15 the first troops of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee commanding, slip across the Potomac at Williamsport and begin the invasion of the North.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • With Judge Robert E. Lee Key’s peculiar comments still running through my head, I went through the mound of records until I found the transcripts from Walter McMillian’s trial.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • And, of course, there were Robert E. Lee’s 350,000 missing rations, neatly stacked in a Richmond railway siding instead of being packed on the train that Lee expected in Amelia Court House.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • When I’d visited death row a few weeks before that call from Robert E. Lee Key ,I met with five desperate condemned men: Willie Tabb, Vernon Madison, Jesse Morrison, Harry Nicks, and Walter McMillian.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • We’d driven to the Robert E. Lee for dinner last night.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Michael Shaara - The Killer Angels Maps by Don Pitcher To Lila (old George) in whom I am well pleased TO THE READER This is the story of the Battle of Gettysburg, told from the viewpoints of Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet and some of the other men who fought there.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • "Skeeter," Liza Presley says before I make it past the coffee urns, "did I hear you were at the Robert E. Lee a few weeks ago?"
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Before I got fired for accusing Mr. White Manager of wearing a hair piece, I used to clean the ballrooms at the Robert E. Lee Hotel.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • On the third floor, Mother gaggles over a canopy bed where Robert E. Lee slept.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Twice at the Robert E. Lee if you include the disaster date, and three more times sitting on my front porch for drinks before he drove home to Vicksburg.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • While John Wilkes Booth is still in Newport, a hungry Robert E. Lee is in Amelia Court House, Ulysses S. Grant is racing to block Lee’s path, and Abraham Lincoln stands on the deck of USS Malvern as the warship chugs slowly and cautiously up the James River toward Richmond.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • As Booth and Lucy depart Newport long before their supper can he delivered, Robert E. Lee’s soldiers are marching forty long miles to dine on anything they can find, all the while looking over their shoulders, fearful that Grant and the Union army will catch them from behind.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • As with the nuggets of information he’d learned as a quartermaster, Grant tucked these observations away and then made keen tactical use of them during the Civil War—just as he is doing right now, sitting alone in Petersburg, thinking of how to defeat Robert E. Lee once and for all.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
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