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Robert E Lee

Paper 11 January 2013 Robert E. Lee: The Savior or Destroyer of the South? Robert E. Lee, the most renowned general of the Civil War, was both a mastermind of battlefield strategy and a true gentleman. His leadership skills and sharp mind allowed him to become the most successful general in the South. Although Robert E. Lee was a man whose life was marked by distinction and courage, he was also marked by arrogance and failure. “Lee was born the fourth child of Colonel Henry Lee and Ann Hill Carter...

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Who was the superior general, Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant?

Why Ulysses S. Grant Was a Superior General to Robert E. Lee Bullets rained down on the men as they trampled over the enemy, battling their way to victory at the command of their beloved general. During the Civil War, Soldiers greatly admired their generals. After the Civil War ended in 1865, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant emerged as two of the most distinguished generals in American history. Robert E. Lee, a devoted Virginian, fought for the Confederacy. Ulysses S. Grant, a hero of the Mexican...

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The Leadership Styles of General Robert E. Lee and General Grant During the Civil War.

The leadership styles of General Robert E. Lee and General Grant during the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was not as well known at the start of the Civil War as Robert E. Lee but proved to be just as valuable during the war. As a soldier, Grant believed, “When in doubt, fight.” And he did fight. He won fame for demanding unconditional (complete) surrender from the Southern commanders he was fighting. In fact, people in the North began saying Grant’s initials, “U.S.,” stood for “Unconditional Surrender...

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Robert E. Lee: “I Would Rather Die a Thousand Deaths…”

In 1861, on the eve of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln tapped I, Robert E. Lee to take command of the United States Army. being The fifty-five year old silver-haired veteran that had graduated second in my class at West Point, served valiantly during the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott, and had, with his forces, put down the insurrection at Harper's Ferry, capturing abolitionist John Brown. By all accounts, i was the man to lead the Army, as renowned for his gentlemanly character as...

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Grant/Lee a Comparison and Contrast

GRANT AND LEE: A COMPARISON AND CONTRAST Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are two of the most effective military leaders in American history. These men have become symbolic of the two nations at conflict during the Civil War. Both had very different backgrounds and personalities that caused them to differ in their military leadership and accomplishments. Even though General Lee would surrender his army to General Grant, Lee throughout the course of the war proved himself...

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Lee vs Jackson

In the eastern front of U.S. Civil War there were two men who stood above the rest. Robert E. Lee was the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson commanded the Army of the Shenandoah. The military genius of these two men was far beyond that of any Union or Confederate officer in the east. History tells us that Robert E. Lee was one of the greatest commanding officers in history. History only tells us that Jackson was brave and stood like a stonewall...

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Robert Frost

Robert Frost One can only marvel at the grandeur of nature and its influence upon every aspect of the universe. The irony is that nature wears many different masks, for at times nature is kind, gentle, and giving; while, in an instant, it can turn harsh, unforgiving, and unrelenting. One phenomenon that is certain, though, is that nature is continually teaching new and old lessons with regard to life and survival. Robert Frost was an extremely insightful man who recognized the lessons of nature...

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Differences and Similiarities Between Grant and Lee During the Overland Campaign

How much did the similarities and differences between Robert. E. Lee and Ulysses Grant affect the outcome of the Wilderness Campaign during the American Civil War The American Civil War (1861-1865) was the first true industrial war. With technological developments, most notably railroads, mass-produced rifles and telegraphs leading to drastic changes in tactics. With any change in how a war can be and is fought the largest test falls on the commanders ability to adapt. A good example of this...

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Robert Frost Biography

Robert Lee Frost, born in San Francisco, California on March 26th 1874 was named after Robert E. Lee, the commander for the Confederate armies during the American Civil War. He's an American poet, who drew his images from t he New England countryside and his language from New England speech. Although his images and voice often seem familiar and old, his observations have an edge of skepticism and irony that makes his work, never as old-fashioned, easy, or carefree as it appears. He was one of America's...

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Robert Frost Research Paper

Robert Frost was a four-time Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, teacher, and lecturer. He is well known for his poems depicting the rural countryside of New England and his universally relatable themes. Frost endured a rough upbringing and tragic events later in life; however, he had an explosive career of writing poetry in New England and America. Frost was also well respected for being a teacher and his speeches. Robert Frost is one of America’s greatest poetry writers, teachers and public speaker’s...

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