Seven Days Battles
General Lee was in charge of the defenses at Richmond, and defeated federal forces in the Seven Days Battles in 1862. His strategy in opposing General Pope, his invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, and other achievements are central to the history of the war.
After the War
In 1865, he surrendered his army to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. After the war, he became President of Washington College at Lexington.