General Robert E. Lee
Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885
Died: New York, New York 1966
bronze 27 x 23 x 11 in. (68.6 x 58.4 x 28.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A
Luce Center Label
Robert E. Lee is considered one of the greatest generals of the Civil War. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1829 and served in the Corps of Engineers. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1855 and commanded the Second Cavalry at the West Texas regiment. Lee did not support secession, but his loyalty to Virginia came first, and in 1861 he resigned from the army. He joined the Confederacy and in 1862 assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia, successfully keeping Union forces at bay for three years.
Animal - horse
Occupation - military - general
Portrait male - Lee, Robert E.
Study - sculpture model
metal - bronze