ROBERT EDWARD LEE - (1807-1870) - Army Engineer, born Stratford, Va., Son of Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, father of George Washington Custis Lee and uncle of Fitzhugh Lee. Graduated at West Point (1829), served under Scott in Mexican War; superintendent of West Point (1852-55); then colonel of cavalry on frontier duty in Texas (1855-61). Commanded troops which put down John Brown's raid (1859). At outbreak of Civil War, a declined field command of U.S. Army, offered by Lincoln, resigned commission and accepted chief of command of Virginia's military forces. Later general-in-chief of all Confederate armies. Surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse (1865). After war, president of Washington College, later renamed Washington and Lee University in his honor.