Who Was Robert E. Lee?.pdf
Bonnie Bader is the Associate Publisher of Warne and Editor-in-Chief for Early Readers at Penguin Young Readers Group. She has written several Who Was...? biographies and early readers for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class! In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered the opportunity to command the Union forces. However, even though he was against the war, his loyalty to his home state of Virginia wouldn’t let him fight for the North. Despite the South’s ultimate defeat, General Robert E. Lee remains one of the United States’ true military heroes.