Category Lee

Lee’s Horse Supply

I posted a link to this article in 2014 [see here] At that time I didn’t include any excerpts, but this time I’m going to have a deeper discussion of what’s included. The article is from Charles W. Ramsdell and is titled, “General Robert E. Lee’s Horse Supply, 1862-1865.” It’s in Volume 35, No. 4, […]

Robert E. Lee in War and Peace with Dr. Don Hopkins

Here’s a video with Dr. Don Hopkins discussing R. E. Lee’s life in the photos taken of him. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Don Hopkins discusses his book which is a photographic biography of Lee. Dr. Hopkins’ book contains all 61 photographs taken of Lee during his lifetime. He also discusses various photographic methods of […]

Remembering Robert E. Lee 2017 with Kenneth Noe, “Weather and Lee’s Cheat Mountain Campaign”

Here’s fellow Hokie, Professor Ken Noe delivering a really great lecture in the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He gives us a different perspective on the war: weather and its effects on campaigns, and especially its effect on Lee’s Cheat Mountain campaign early in the war. Weather seems to have […]

The Battle of Bristoe Station: Lee Renews the Offensive

On Saturday, February 9, 2019 Ranger Matt Atkinson gave a typically outstanding presentation on the battle of Bristoe Station as part of the Gettysburg National Battlefield’s Winter Lecture Series. He began with Lee’s retreat across the Potomac on July 13-14, 1863 after the battle of Gettysburg. The armies eventually moved to their original positions around […]

Cold Harbor to the Crater

This book of essays marks a transition from Professor Gary Gallagher to Professor Caroline Janney as the editor of the “Military Campaigns of the Civil War” series from the University of North Carolina Press. In the first essay, “The Two Generals Who Resist Each Other,” Dr. Gallagher compares the perceptions of Lee and Grant in […]

Remembering Robert E. Lee 2016 with Holt Merchant, “Lee Meets the Challenges of Reconstruction”

I’m including this video to try to include as many of the “Remembering Lee” videos as I can, even though I was not impressed by this one. This is Holt Merchant, professor of history emeritus of Washington and Lee University. The video’s description reads, “Holt Merchant, Professor of history emeritus and author gives the 2016 […]

Remembering Robert E. Lee 2015 with Jonathan Horn, “Lee at Washington College”

This is biographer Jonathan Horn delivering the annual “Remembering Lee” lecture at Lee Chapel of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He’s speaking about Lee at Washington College. The video’s description reads, “Lee Chapel and Museum presented ‘Remembering Robert E. Lee’ with a speech by author and former White House presidential speech writer Jonathan […]