Who Was General Robert E. Lee? - History & Civil War Facts


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On which general's staff did Robert E. Lee serve during the Mexican War?

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1. Robert E. Lee took command of Confederate forces after General Joseph Johnston was wounded at which battle?

2. Robert E. Lee's generalship was always characterized by bold aggressive moves. At which of these battles did he split his forces, sending the famed ''Stonewall'' Jackson on a flanking march to attack the enemy?

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General Robert E. Lee is one of the most famous military generals in American history. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn and remember the significant details from the life of General Lee as well as his legacy within the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The lesson resources will assess you on:

  • Robert E. Lee's education and pre-war career
  • Lee's service during the Mexican War
  • The Confederate Army
  • Battles of the Civil War

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related General Robert E. Lee lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Civil War
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the battle strategies of Robert E. Lee

Additional Learning

Review the lesson on General Robert E. Lee to make sure that you have learned all of the essential lesson information. This lesson will help you to achieve these objectives:

  • Understand the lasting legacy of Robert E. Lee
  • Identify specific battles of the Civil War
  • Discover details about the army of the Confederacy
  • Know about Lee's upbringing and education