Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Robert E. Lee” in chapter 1.43, section c.1.43.32, page 140 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...duates, but he was the most popular cadet at the Academy, and took first honors in horsemanship, which secured him a commission in the famous 2nd Cavalry, of which Albert Sidney Johnston was colonel, Robert E. Lee , lieutenant-colonel, and Hardee and George H. Thomas, majors—nearly every one of the officers of that regiment became distinguished soldiers in the Confederate or Union Army.
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