Robert E. Lee (2011)

“Robert E. Lee precise professionalism and his orderly intellect made him what the military most needed in the 1830’s and 1840’s: A gifted civil engineer.” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Biography of the Civil War General who tried to lead the South to victory during the crucial split between the states during the mid-1900’s.

My Take on it – Facsinating look at the life of Robert E. Lee which sheds so much light on how and why he was eventually chosen as the man to lead the South in its military campaign against the North during the Civil War.

They discuss his early life and education and explain why he eventually chose to go to West Point and become an officer in the army where he quickly rose to the top of his class quite easily and swiftly.

His military genius was already apparent during his early career, but his loyalty to his State and their ideals kept him as a proponent of Slavery.

This film also gives much insight into his home life both as a child growing up and his eventual courting and marrying of his wife years later.

His military mind was the main reason he was chosen to lead the Confederacy and they explain why he made many of the decisions that help become turning points within the war.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In 1865, Lee became president of Washington College (later Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia; in that position, he supported reconciliation between North and South. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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