Robert E. Lee

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  • Robert E Lee Analysis

    Confederate General Robert E. Lee is possibly the most controversial and yet widely respected out of all the Civil War commanders. Historians have held different views about the beloved General for over a hundred years, such as Robert W. Winston in his book Robert E. Lee; A Biography (1934), Michael Fellman in The Making of Robert E. Lee (2000), and Margaret Sanborn’s Robert E. Lee: A Portrait (1966). Winston’s theme in his book created a different outlook on General Lee than the latter two historians; he vigorously wrote mainly about the perfection of Lee whereas Fellman and Sanborn saw him more as a human being with flaws and mistakes. Though Winston placed Lee at the highest respect as the great general, Sanborn regarded the man as someone who allowed the Civil War to happen, and Fellman stated that it was the aftermath of the war that caused Lee to gain such celebrity status. They agreed on the outcomes of the commander’s accomplishments and defeats. The authors knew of Lee’s…

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  • Robert E Lee Characteristics

    leaders and followed by bloodshed. Robert E. Lee was perhaps the greatest of such leaders. Being from the South, Lee chose to participate in the war as part of the Confederacy. For the first three years of war, Robert E. Lee acted as the commander of the Northern Virginia Army. The Northern Virginian Army was a tandem of warriors feared in the Union as an efficient war machine. He spent the last year of war as the head of the Confederate Army. Following up to the Civil War, Lee had grew a…

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  • Robert E Lee Character Traits

    Lee was born into a family of high status in January of 1807. His father had formerly served as a calvaryman in the Revolutionary War and fought for America’s freedom from Great Britain. He later went on to be the Governor of the family’s home state of Virginia. Robert began attending school at the age of four, and was quickly put into a position of maturity due to the passing of his father at a young age. Lee developed important character traits, which included a high level of integrity and…

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  • Robert E Lee Character Analysis

    Robert E. Lee is a well-known Civil War general who people acknowledge as a military genius who fought for his home, Virginia. Robert E. Lee’s caring and affectionate character is something many people associate with him. His childhood saw poverty and struggle, as well as many things that contributed to the characteristics Lee displays in his adulthood. Robert E. Lee is often regarded as an ideal man of great character and if not for the people and events of his childhood, he may never have…

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  • Robert E Lee Research Paper

    In April 1861, General Robert E. Lee was offered command of the Union Army by Abraham Lincoln. Lee declined this offer writing “I cannot raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, my children,” (p.81). The General a few days later, accepted his appointment as commander in chief to Virginia;s military. Lee knew that the North was plentiful in resources so they would win a war of abrasion. With this in mind, he hoped that the south could win a few battles and pressure Lincoln to stop the…

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  • Jefferson Davis And Robert E. Lee Dbq Analysis

    There is plentiful discourse as to why the Northern Union won the Civil War in 1865 against the Southern Confederacy. Although the military leadership from Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant in the North and Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee in the South both impacted the outcome, Jefferson Davis’s poor political leadership both as president and commander in chief led to the Northern victory, particularly his defective judgements regarding military affairs and his moderate leadership as…

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  • Why Robert E. Lee Won The Battle Of Gettysburg

    Bull Run or The battle of Vicksburg. However, The Battle of Gettysburg proves to be the most meaningful battle within the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was Robert E. Lee’s most ambitious attempt to try and invade Union territory. After this battle the Confederate’s military never held the same amount of strength they held at Gettysburg. General Robert E. Lee’s first attempt to win at The Battle of Antietam was a failure. So in June 1863, General Lee decided to try again. This time he…

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  • Robert E Lee Speech Analysis

    Mitch Landrieu, the Mayor of New Orleans gave a speech on May 19, 2017 to the people of New Orleans concerning the removal of a multiple monuments, including one of Robert E. Lee. The Robert E. Lee monument was built in 1884, which symbolized the confederacy and resistance during the Civil War. Mitch Landrieu uses many different rhetorical strategies in his speech to convey his message of why the monuments should be removed. Landrieu relies on three main appeals to draw the audience's attention,…

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  • How Is Gettysburg A Turning Point

    GETTYSBURG Introduction The Civil war began in 1861 and ended in 1865 during this time there were many significant battles. Prior to General Robert E. Lee’s advancement north into the Union’s territory the Union Army has unsuccessfully attacked the Confederate Army several times. General Robert E. Lee takes the Confederate Army and marches north. The battle of Gettysburg takes place from July 1, 1863 to July 3 1863 in a small town called Gettysburg. General Robert E. Lee is leading the…

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  • George Mcclellan's Battle

    quickly and was cautious by refraining from using one-third of his troops. As a result, Robert E. Lee and some Confederate soldiers were able to flee into Virginia safely, so the battle could have been a significant victory for the Union but instead turned out to be a disappointing draw. After this failure, Lincoln could no longer stand McClellan’s overly cautious approach and fired him from his position near the end of 1862 because he was certainly not producing the necessary results and wasn’t…

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