Robert E. Lee is regarded as a brilliant military commander and also for his inspiring achievements on behalf of the new nation in the five years after the Civil War. Robert E. Lee: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works is an historical reference of Lee and his achievements.
James I. Robertson, Jr., served as Executive Director the U. S. Civil War Centennial Commission and worked closely with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in marking the national commemoration of the war. He also was an active member of the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, which led America's remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the nation-making struggle. During the Sesquicentennial period, he became father of the state's new official song, "Our Great Virginia." He is the founding executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies research and education center. He is considered the preeminent scholar on Confederate Lieutenant General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Robertson was the Chief Historical Consultant in the 2003 Warner Brothers film Gods and Generals, which prominently features Stonewall Jackson.