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Douglas Southall Freeman (May 16, 1886June 13, 1953) was an American journalist and historian. He was the author of definitive works on Confederate General Robert E. Lee. May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A historian is a person who studies history. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Some Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was formed in February, 1861, to defend the Confederate States of America, which had itself been formed that same year when seven southern states seceded from the United States (with four more to follow). ... For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. ...


Freeman was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, the son of a Confederate soldier during the American Civil War.He did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond ( then " Richmond College" ). He received his Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University at the age of 22. The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,213,363 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  The American... The Johns Hopkins University is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ...


A long-time resident of Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Freeman served as editor of the Richmond News Leader from 1915 to 1949. He won a Pulitzer Prize for two of his books, his four-volume biography of Robert E. Lee, and his six-volume biography of George Washington (a seventh volume First in Peace was written after Freeman's death by J. A. Carroll and M. W. Ashworth, two of his historical associates). He was also the author of the three-volume Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command. Freeman's treatments of the Civil War are examples of the Lost Cause movement, emphasizing the glory and nobility of the Southern generals and the futility of their fight against the power of the North. Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Official website: http://www. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ... For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, and later became the first Elected President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice and remained in... The Lost Cause was a movement that attempted to reconcile the Confederate States of Americas loss of the American Civil War. ...


Douglas S. Freeman High School in Henrico County, Virginia, in Richmond's West End, was named in his honor. Douglas S. Freeman High School is a high school located in the West End of Henrico County, Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Richmond Area  - Total  - Water 634 km² (245 mi²) 17 km² (7 mi²) 2. ... The West End is a suburban region of Richmond, Virginia. ...


Freeman is commemorated by Virginia Historical Highway Marker Q6 17, which is located in the independent city of Lynchburg, Virginia, near his place of birth. An independent city is a city that does not form part of another local government entity. ...


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