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Robert E. Lee Paper by Mind Map: Robert E. Lee Paper
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Robert E. Lee Paper

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Paragraph 1) Virginia

Was pro-Union

On the boarder of the North

After Fort Sumter and Lincolns call for troops, seceded

2) Military Career

Was called “the army’s most promising officer.”

In Texas fighting outlaws when division began happening

Offered command of troops for Union and Confederacy

3) For slavery?

Peoples first assumptions are that he fought to protect slavery

He did own slaves but they were inherited from his mother

Not well acquainted with brutal slavery. Mostly knew house slaves

Did not fight for slavey

4) It was his home

His family has been there for generations

Very prestigious family

Why did he fight for Virginia?

Thesis: To see why Lee fought for his family and state, it is important to know about Virginia around the Civil War, his military career, his family, his upbringing, and his people.

5) Fought for Virginia because of his upbringing

Lee families had strong emphasis on family.