Most people are uneducated and do not realize that Robert E. Lee did not support slavery. He was actually opposed to it. He was actually supposed to be the general of the US army instead Ulysses S. Grant. But, he joined the South when Virginia joined the confederacy because it was his home state. You may not think it's a solid reason, but back then they had a lot more loyalty to where they were from. Please open up a history book before you call Robert a traitor.. the more you know.