Did you know that he was Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia before he became Commander in Chief?
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 his famous war horse Traveler for $200 from a fellow soldier at Pocotaligo?
Read all about it in Lee in the Lowcountry: Defending Charleston & Savannah, 1861-1862 by Daniel J. Crooks, Jr. History Press, 2008. It is available in our Research Room as well as through other member libraries of the SCLENDS consortium.