Rober E. Lee was most famously known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia but what are some other facts about him? He was first a soldier who graduated from West Point near the top of his class and would later fight in the Mexican-American War. Then when the Civil War broke out he was forced to choose between fighting for his country and his loyalty for his home state of Virginia. In the end he chose Virginia and would be known as the Grey Fox because of his cunning leadership. Now your little one will be set to reenact moments from the war.