He is celebrated by handsome equestrian statues in countless cities and towns across the American South, and by no less than five postage stamps issued by the very government he fought against during the four bloodiest years in American history. 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.
Producer: Mark Zwonitzer, Sharon Grimberg
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Director: Michael Chin
Narrator: Michael Murphy
Actors: Chris Sarandon, Kara Jackson
Writers: Mark Zwonitzer
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen