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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 20, 1861

Robert E. Lee Resigned his Commission with the U.S. Army

Despite being offered command of the United States Army, General Robert E. Lee resigned his commission; saying he could not take up arms against his native state of Virginia. One of his early positions with the Confederacy would be to defend the Georgia coast.