In the public mind
there are three main personalities in the United States Civil War (War
of Southern Independence). They are President Abraham Lincoln, Union
General Ulysses S, Grant, and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
At a Civil War event the public hopes (expects) to see and hear one or
more of these historical figures. Now at your meeting,
re-enactment, banquet, or other historical event, they can!
Never before has
there been a living historian who so closely resembles the beloved
General of the Confederacy than Dick Crozier as Gen'l Lee! But looks
aren't everything. With the quiet Virginia accent, extensive
knowledge, and impeccable manners of a true Virginia gentleman,
Dick creates an uncanny portrayal that leaves spectators literally
several presentations or appearances and he's sure that one is just
perfect for your historic needs. For example; don't miss "Robert
E. Lee" the one-man stage show of Dick Crozier as he brings
to life the great Confederate General Robert E. Lee. ( It
is much like Actor Hal Holbrook''s famous portrayal of Mark
Twain) Dick also offers programs suitable for a Round Tables or
other historical organization.
has studied the Civil War for over 40 years. He began reenacting as
a Private well over a decade ago. In a few years he switched to
the controversial Civil War "Copperhead" Congressman Clement L.
Vallandigham of Ohio, who strongly opposed "Lincoln's War" on
Constitutional grounds. But when his striking resemblance to General
Lee became undeniable, Dick began studying the great General in
depth. After several years he was ready to portray "Marse Robert" of
the Army of Northern Virginia.
In 2002 Dick portrayed the great General at a rededication of the Stewart-Lee Home at 707 E. Franklin St. in
Richmond, VA. (This is where General Lee
went after Appomattox to be with Mary. It is also where the famous
Brady "back porch" pictures were taken) A
guest at the rededication compared Dick with the many pictures of
Robert E. Lee which hung on the walls and he could only say, "You're
Other visitors have
observed, "It's like I'm actually talking to General Lee" or "I knew
who you were a mile away" and "I thought I saw the ghost of General
Lee!" But the remarks could be summed up
by a National Park Service Ranger at the General "Stonewall" Jackson
Shrine who said, "You're the best General Lee I've ever seen!"
Additionally Dick has appeared as
General Robert E. Lee at Stratford Hall (Lee's boyhood home and
birthplace) and at historic sites in
Chancellorsville, Harper's Ferry, Appomattox CH, Antietam/Sharpsburg, Bull Run/Manassas, Cold Harbor, Fredricksburg, Guinea Station,
Lexington, VMI, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Cedar Creek, and of
Also he has attended events in the
States and Commonwealths of Virginia,
North Carolina, Georgia. Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and New York and at Statuary Hall
in the United States Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery in
So, whether Dick Crozier is portraying General Lee or
giving his original Civil War lectures or play, he will challenge
your members and captivate your audience.
He wants to help make your dinner, program, meeting, or other
historical event a success. You are welcome to contact Dick
Crozier and see if we can arrange a unique visit!
E-Mail General Lee click here
Lee was TALL. He was about 6 feet tall. (this was according to a
written report by General U.S. Grant) A Federal Sergeant who was
a witness to Appomattox said, General Lee came in the room standing "6
feet one inch tall and weighing 200 pounds" The most common report was
that Robert E. Lee was 5'11" tall and weighed 170, but I believe this
was early in his life.
was known as the "Marble Man" and he normally stood taller than any
other man in the room.
his feet were NOT size 4! General Lee's normal sized boots are on
display at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia.
believe everything you see in the movies.
Pennsulvaniaa. CWRT hosts General Lee! Over
80 people went to the Ellsworth Elementary School near
September 17, 2008 to hear General Lee. Thank you folks for the
fine opportunity to speak on General Lee..
Sons of Confederate Veterans (Associate-Buffalo Guards), Past member of
Sons of Union Veterans, Civil War Preservation Trust, Cortland County
Historical Society, Gettysburg Civil War Round Table, Maj. Andrew
J. Grover Civil War Round Table (VicePresident), Onondaga County Civil
War Round Table, The Museum of the Confederacy, Cortland
Cultural Council, Phi Theta Kappa, Mensa, Vietnam Veterans of America,
Notes: This site is constantly
undergoing construction (or perhaps re-construction?)
The only original photograph of Robert
E. Lee is above in the top left corner.
"General Robert E. Lee
portrayed by Dick Crozier"
(best viewed at 800x600)
Site designed by G. Richard Crozier
Copyright 2003-2008 A.D.
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Dear Friends, I just got back from Gettysburg
informed by Geocities that they are getting out of the Home Page business. Please visit ny new website at DickCrozier.Com. It is small, but will grow in the future.
Thank you for your support and the countless visitors in the past.
Sic Sempre Tyrannis, My very best, "R.E.Lee Gen'l" Dick Crozier
PS Did you see me on ABC News World News Tonight?
Confederate General Robert E.
Lee (Dick Crozier) during the battle at a Civil War
reenactment in the Eastern Theater..
courtesy of Kim Mitchell of Greenwich, Ct).
"Duty is the most sublime word in the
English language. You must do your duty in all things.
You can never do more and you should never wish to do less"...R.E. Lee
Crozier at Stratford
historic Lee family plantation, in
Westmoreland County, Virginia. It was the place where Robert E. Lee was born
January 19th, 1807. The wonderfully restored estate is only 9 miles from the birthplace of George
Christmas Day in 1861, General Lee wrote a note to
."....In the absence of a home I wish I could purchase Stratford. That
is the only place I could go to, now accessible to us,
that would inspire me with feelings of pleasure and local love. You and
the girls could remain there in quiet. It is a poor
place, but we could make enough cornbread and bacon for our support and
the girls could weave us clothes.
I wonder if it is for sale?"
Lee at the beautiful Washington and Lee University Campus
about 200 feet from the crypts of General Lee and his family and
the grave of his
great "War Horse" Traveller. Some
Sept 20th, 2008 saw General Lee in Waterloo, NY speaking at the
of the new Civil War Memorial for the soldiers lost on both sides
during the American Civil War.
US President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo to be
the "official" birthplace of Memorial/Decoration Day.
Dr. Frank Varney was keynote speaker.
again, thank you so much for joining us and appearing as General Robert
E. Lee at
the New-York Historical Marker's Gala 2008 on October 15, (2008).
there were some coverage of the event by the New York Times,
the article, unfortunately, did not mentioned the actors. However, I
all good things from my colleagues who attended the gala.
They were impressed with your performance.
is New York Times mentioned of the October 15
look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks.
Angie Sadhu Public Programs New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West New York, NY 10024
Lee also attends many public events and
private gatherings that may not be listed. For you
to ensure success for your 2008 event please make inquires
as early as possible. Because we can not predict with any certainty what
the "enemy" may do, all "battle plans" are subject to
2007 A.D. was the 200th Anniversary of the birth of
General Robert E. Lee C.S.A. The
Robert E. Lee
January 19th, 1807
Thomas J. Jackson
January 21st, 1824
"The Rebels are our Countrymen
General Robert E. Lee
marched at the head of the
Confederate Division at
in the Remembrance Day Parade for the Culp
(Gettysburg) Chapter of the Sons
of Confederate Veterans. This makes 4 years in a row! Thank you for your kind consideration, Gentlemen!
Spotsylvania 140th and more... May
2004, I was the "official" General Robert E. Lee at the amazing
"breastworks" of the Spotsylvania reenactment. Here are
some pictures from the "trenches" and a report of some "side trips".
Included is a photograph from the General
Thomas "Stonewall"Jackson "Shrine" from Guinea Station that I still
can't believe. . Spotsylvania "April 2004 Valley Campaign" A
few Pictures of General Lee's April 2004 trip to Virginia. Does the
picture at "surrender desk" in the McLean House look familiar?
VMI, Appomattox, Spotsylvania, and a guest! Valley
Campaign Colorado Report! January 2004
newsletter give a sense of what it is like to have a visit by General
Robert E. Lee/Dick Crozier on General
Jackson's and General Lee's birthdays. ("...you
come away with the feeling that you really met General Lee") Colorado Picture
shots at appearances at events in the Eastern Theater. Pictures
I can and will do for you and why. Plus, who is Dick Crozier Promise
Lee's sword, hat, gauntlets, and HQ Flag Photo courtesy of The Museum of the Confederacy Richmond, Virginia
(Copyright MOC. Used by permission) WHEN IN RICHMOND PLEASE VISIT THIS WONDERFUL MUSEUM!
"...and a grateful appreciation of your kind and
generous consideration of myself,
I bid you an affectionate farewell"