Robert E. Lee

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  • Why Is The Civil War Important

    General Robert E. Lee led his men against the Union for those 3 days. The first two days the Confederate army had their success under the charge of Robert E. Lee, but on the third day the war turned against him, which caused him to retreat back to Virginia. Not only did this retreat caused the loss of this battle, but it lost any chance the Confederates had to gain their independence. The end result of the war left more than 50,000 men killed in the battle. According to Mackuban T. Owens, “Lee…

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  • Telegram To Halleck Mcclellan's Struggle In Washington

    Unity was not emboldening the Union Army leadership. In Washington, many important figures were continuing to plot McClellan’s downfall. The Secretary of War was brazenly seeking statements from anyone that help build his case that the general was at fault for the defeat by not completing his assault on Richmond. As well, the secretary was criticizing his withdrawal as “being made dilatory fashion.” The withdrawal had nothing to do with the general; in fact he protested his orders from…

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  • Lost Cause Analysis

    Lee and the Confederacy as well as get others to honor Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy, which demonstrated how “Lost Cause” advocates glorified the Confederacy and raised support for Confederate ideals. Since the postcard was made to be sent to anyone in America and to be viewed by…

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  • The Importance Of The Battle Of Gettysburg During The Civil War

    turning point. Though it was not completely General Lee’s fault because he did not expect that much blood to be shed, he did, however, disregard the warning from his subordinate, James Longstreet. Longstreet warned Lee that attacking them might not be the best thing to do at that time, but Lee felt…

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  • Confederate Monuments Dbq

    destroyed. For example a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee doesn't represent hate or Confederate ideologies, but it honors the general who lead and served the Confederate…

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  • Analysis: How The Rebels Could Have Won The Battle Of Gettysburg

    defending the north, but he was defending the capital of Washington DC. Meade had nearly all of his men at the Battle of Gettysburg on those hills and he knew that if he lost this battle, there would be nothing standing in the way of Gen. Lee and the capital. Gen. Lee also had all of his troops swarming to the north, to win the war. He too, knew that if this battle were lost, the war would soon be over, as the Union would invade the south with very little to no defense. The battle of Devil’s…

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  • Grant's War Of Attrition Strategy

    courageous slaves to fight and then guarantee them freedom. Jefferson Davis proposed that the government purchase forty thousand slaves, and train them to be military laborers with the promise of eventual freedom. Confederate general-in-chief Robert E. Lee and secretary of state Judah P. Benjamin also endorsed emancipation for the slaves and their families. Cleburne advocated emancipation because he saw that slavery was already dying as a casualty of the war. He said that slavery was one of…

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  • The Battle Of Gettysburg Analysis

    rout. What happened over this time span that caused the sudden shift in momentum during the civil war? This is the central question and theme of Bruce Catton’s book. Catton begins his analysis by examining the motivations often given of General Robert E. Lee’s ambitious invasion of the North during the Civil War. In doing so, Catton examines…

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  • Gettysburg Address Dbq Analysis

    Therefore, it is crucial that morale is simultaneously protected and kindled. This important facet of war was something that the Confederacy overlooked. To illustrate this point, consider General Robert E. Lee’s letter to Confederate President Jefferson on August 8, 1863 wherein Lee informs the President that it would be impossible for the South to win and that he was planning to resign from his position. About three months later, President of the Union Abraham Lincoln gave an infamous…

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  • Northern War Strategy

    In the first two years of the war (1861-62), Lee understood that the defensive strategy desired by Davis was impractical when pitted against the industrial capabilities of the Northern states. Lee’s realization then manifested itself in an offensive-defensive strategy. Lee saw the impracticality of entrenching troops along the Southern coast mostly because of advancements in riffling technology that allowed…

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