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was Robert E Lee in this war

Hi Richard,

Yes, Lee was a Captain during the Mexican War.  He served as an aide to General Winfield Scott. Lee distinguished himself with bravery, reconnoitering lines of attack behind enemy lines.  He received a brevet promotion to Colonel during the war.  He was involved in the invasion of Mexico City, along with a young Lieutenant named Ulysses Grant.

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- Mike  

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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