American Experience: Robert E. Lee
He is celebrated by equestrian statues in countless cities and towns across the American South, and by no less than five postage stamps issued by the very government. Nearly a century and a half after his death, Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This American Experience film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.
Total Time: One hour, thirty minutes on one DVD