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Robert E. Lee

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Definition American general who led the South in the American Civil War (1807-1870)
  • Bleys stood there and called things, like Robert E. Lee at Chancellorsville, and we took them.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • 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
  • I needn't remind you that all the Kellers are cousins to General Robert E. Lee.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • 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
  • 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
  • Henry said that the rebels had a brilliant commander, the general Robert E. Lee.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
  • Or Robert E. Lee, who, many years after the war, in a dying delirium, announced, "Strike the tent!"
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • We take William's Oldsmobile to the Robert E. Lee Hotel.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • An hour later, she called my office to tell me that "Robert E. Lee" was on the phone.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • 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
  • -from a letter of Robert E. Lee Mr. Mason: How do you justify your acts?
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • She was also second cousin to Robert E. Lee.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • 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
  • In reverse order: Georgia (another nod to General George Patton, my namesake); Roberta (Robert E. Lee); Davie (Jefferson D.);Teddie (Roosevelt); Ulyssa (S.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ah—Robert E. Lee?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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