A program commemorating the 142th anniversary of Lee's death featuring Jeffry D. Wert, "Lee and the Rebirth of an Army: From Seven Days to Gettysburg."
In the autumn of 1865, six months after the surrender at Appomattox, Gen. Robert E. Lee was inaugurated president of Washington College. He served for five years until his death on October 12, 1870. In those few years, he provided the leadership which the school's trustees had sought, reviving a foundering school and setting its course as a modern university. Lee left the institution a legacy of honor and civility, a strong sense of duty and a quest for excellence. Remembering Robert E. Lee explores the life and character of the man who was the 11th and most notable president of Washington and Lee University.