Robert E. Lee
January 19, 1807
Died: October 12, 1870
Robert Edward Lee was a career United States Army officer, an
engineer, and among the most celebrated generals in American history.
September 28, 1870, Lee suffered a stroke that left him without the
ability to speak. Lee died from the effects of pneumonia, a little after
9 a.m., October 12, 1870, two weeks after the stroke, in Lexington,
Virginia. He was 63.
Where is Robert E. Lee buried?
- United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York
- Lee Chapel Museum, Lexington, Virginia
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia