Saturday, March 3, 2012

Robert E. Lee Appointed Military Adviser

150 years ago Robert E. Lee was appointed military adviser to Jefferson Davis. Although Lee had been one of the most famous soldiers in the United States Army, at this point he was not popular in the South. Lee's organizational work in Virginia and Georgia had been important, but his opportunity to run a battle in West Virginia turned out badly with no victories gained. The people thought that he was useless, but Davis disagreed. He still thought that Lee was one of the best soldiers in America, and he was right. If it had not been for Jefferson Davis recognizing Lee's value and putting him in important positions of leadership, the Confederacy probably would have ended several years sooner.


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