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October 29, 1861: General Lee Ends Three-Month Campaign

The rest of his Civil War career would rank Lee among the greatest generals in history. However, his first campaign was a total calamity.
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Robert E. Lee, Traveler, Pocahontas County, Cheat Mountain

On October 29, 1861, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee departed present-day West Virginia, near the end of his ill-fated western Virginia campaign. The rest of his Civil War career would rank Lee among the greatest generals in history. However, his first campaign was a total calamity.


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