Robert E. Lee

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  • Fitzhugh Lee Essay

    Fitzhugh Lee was not only a well-known Virginian civil war hero, but a politician as well. He made great strides in the military field despite being under immense pressure and scrutiny by his family and those close around him. He was expected to be close to par with his uncle and father, and even if his skill exceeded them he would never be known for it. He was the nephew of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He was one of the youngest military leaders to be promoted as fast as he was. He…

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  • James Longstreet: The Old Man

    envisions a different type of fighting. The style used by Lee, an in your face attack would only lead to two things: death and defeat. His efforts to convince his friend and leader to try his newer tactics are frowned upon. Lee is persistent and insistent. His attitude leaves Longstreet filled with questions and doubts. One of the crucial flaws that beset the Confederate Army was reconnaissance. Michael Shaara begins the book exposing…

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  • Overland Campaign Essay Outline

    against the Army of Northern Virginia. Over the course of two days, the armies fought an extremely bloody battle, introducing a new era of violence in the war in the East. Grant suffered some 20,000 casualties in the Wilderness, nearly twice as many as Lee, but his troops had not lost hope. They cheered their new leader when they were given the orders to advance. They had finally found a general determined to lead them to victory The next battle, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, lasted…

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  • George E. Picket's Leadership During The Civil War

    where he protected a colonel in command of secure at Rappahannock River. George E. Pickett was a Confederate during the American Civil War (1861–1865) and one of the most powerful leaders in the Army of Northern Virginia. He was born in Richmond Virginia. He really loved it there growing to be a leader. He led the pickets charge also read by the name Pickett. But he did not lead the attack. It was led by Robert E lee. Against Gorge Meade unions position. The battles he fought in were at New…

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  • Saving Our Country Analysis

    Lincoln on the left and Robert E. Lee on the right, representing the North and the South. On the top middle you will see the words “We The People” which we all know it is from the Declaration of Independence, in the middle between Lincoln and Lee you will see a slave bearing the scars obtained from his brutal bondage as a slave. The images of the poster are intentionally laid out in such a way to tell this story: President Lincoln is looking to the South, at Robert E. Lee, thru the words “We…

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  • Jackson And Lee: Character Analysis

    by subjective trends in popularity, and often has as much to do with the social climate at the time it is established as it has to do with the person. Jackson and Lee both undeniable have created legacies that rely on an idealized representation of their character. So far, this paper has discussed the various ways that Jackson and Lee distinguished themselves in the war, how they were perceived by the South during war, and examples of how manifestations of their legacies exist today. Still, the…

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  • Gettysburg Battle Significance

    historical in its own way, there were great weapons, and recognized men. The Union had greater numbers than the Confederates. The Union had about 90,000 soldiers. The Confederates had about 75,000 soldiers. The Confederates were controlled by General Robert E. Lee, while the Union was ran by George G. Meade. Confederates had momentum after defeating the Union at the Battle of Chancellorsville. They marched on, and the Union wanted to stop the Confederates from reaching Harrisburg. Then it was…

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  • The Battle Of Antietam: The Turning Point Of The Civil War

    Throughout the book McPherson works to provide a persuasive case for why the Robert E. Lee’s campaign into Maryland was important in shaping the outcome of the Civil War. One of the points that McPherson presses is that there wasn’t a single battle that decided the outcome of the war. He argues that there were several turning points…

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  • Robert Lee's Struggle During The Battle Of Chancellorsville

    Confederacy suffered 10,000 casualties during the Battle of Chancellorsville. This battle started when General Joseph Hooker crossed the Rappahannock River and began to move behind Robert E. Lee’s confederate army, which put his troops in northern Virginia in great danger. Although Hooker’s plan was very well executed, Robert Lee’s strategic brilliance and instinct saved him because he split his force leaving 10,000 troops to hold the Union at bay. The reason this battle took place was because…

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  • Lee's Argumentative Essay

    guerilla warfare would have had for Lee, he still decided against it, largely due to his sense of duty to the country. Lee was the hero of the Confederates, and had he accepted the idea of guerilla warfare, many others resisting the Union would have followed him. As Charles Adams put it, “The Confederacy would have been reduced to smoldering wilderness” (Winik 152). The effect that guerilla tactic could have had on…

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