The Civil War, Day by Day

Dignity and Valor


Dignity and Valor

A massive torso made Lee appear larger than he actually was. To his Confederate soldiers, he was affectionately known as “Marse Robert.”

Even as a young officer, Lee looked like a soldier. He stood five feet, eleven inches tall, was a compact 170 pounds, had wavy black hair, brown eyes, and even features. Dignity, tact, piety, and a quiet confidence were leading characteristics of the man. Lee was one who always commanded respect by his mere presence.





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