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Taken 17-Oct-12
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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Lee County Historical Marker, General Robert E. Lee
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Oct-12 11:15
Date modified17-Oct-12 11:15
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length25 mm
Focal length (35mm)37 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/100 at f/10
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
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Digital zoom1x
General Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee

Lee County, Texas
30 10.907' N 96 56.242' W

Text: County named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Led army of Northern Virginia which included famed Hood's Texas Brigade. He said about them "I never ordered that brigade to hold a position that they did not hold it." "The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans." In the Battle of the Wilderness the Texans, seeing Lee set to lead the charge and fearing for his safety, halted, shouting, "General Lee to the rear," until he complied. Lee once declined furloughs for the Texans for he needed their services. He considered them his best shock troops. About Lee's surrender a Texan said, "I'd rather have died than surrendered; but if Marse Bob thinks that is best...Marse Bob is bound to be right as usual." Reverse Side of Marker - COLONEL ROBERT E LEE IN TEXAS 1857-1861 Robert E. Lee spent 25 months on the Texas frontier, proving and seasoning grounds for great army leaders in the impending Civil War. With the 2nd U.S. Cavalry at Camp Cooper, he led a 1,600-mile scouting expedition into Indian country. He commanded the 2nd, first at San Antonio - leading the attempt to capture Mexican bandit Juan Cortina - next at Fort Mason. Lee learned how to adapt himself and his men to outdoor life and adverse conditions he later faced on battlefields. Knowledge of the ways of his fellow officers who later held high ranks in both armies served him well in military crisis. He also realized his strong love for his native Virginia and refused the offer of Commander-In- Chief choosing to fight with his state.