Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.
American National Biography
Robert E LeeConfederate officer
Lee, Robert E. (19 Jan. 1807-12 Oct. 1870), soldier, was born Robert Edward Lee at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was a Confederate leader in the Civil War until his surrender at Appomattox in 1865.
The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American FamilyPaul C. Nagel
There are few American families that feature such a collection of characters, both heroic and ignoble, who have made such a mark on history as the Lees. In The Lees of Virginia, Paul Nagel chronicles seven generations of Lees, covering over two hundred years of accolades and scandals.