Jan. 31, 1865 - Confederates Appoint Lee Commander in Chief
Did you know that before Robert E. Lee was Confederate Commander in Chief, he was Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia?
Did you know that before Robert E. Lee was appointed Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, he was here in Beaufort District designing defenses to halt Yankee advances along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts?
Did you know that he bought Traveler for $200 from a fellow soldier at Pocotaligo?
Check out Lee in the Lowcountry: Defending Charleston & Savannah, 1861-1862 by Daniel J. Crooks, Jr. History Press, 2008. It is available in the BDC as well as at all the Local History sections under call number 973.7757 CRO.