"Robert E Lee" Essays and Research Papers

1 - 10 of 500

Robert E Lee

Robert E. Lee was a Confederate General in the American Civil War. He was born January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the youngest son of the Revolutionary War hero general Henry Lee, who was also known as “Light-Horse Harry Lee”. He married Mary; daughter of G. W. P. Custis, the adopted son of Washington. My Thesis is that Robert E. Lee was a great general in the Civil War. He proved he was great even though his resources usually were not. In 1825 he entered West...

Premium Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, American Civil War 755  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

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...

Free Army of the Potomac, American Civil War, Army of Northern Virginia 1106  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium Ulysses S. Grant, United States Army, Robert E. Lee 1143  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium Confederate States of America, American Civil War, Confederate States Army 902  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Grant and Lee a Study in Contrasts

“Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts,” written by Bruce Catton compares and contrasts the characteristics and lives of two leaders of the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, two very strong and very different generals, met on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to bring to a close the Civil War. By this time, America had become a country that was starting over with the simple core belief in equal rights for everyone. Lee, who is from Virginia, had very traditional and...

Premium Battle of Gettysburg, American Civil War, Bruce Catton 686  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Lee: the Gentlemen’s Gentleman

Lee: The Gentlemen’s Gentleman Robert E. Lee was considered by many in the South and even by some in the North to be the epitome of what a gentleman should be. Ulysses S. Grant was the North’s answer to Lee. “They were two strong men, these oddly different generals, and they represented the strengths of two conflicting currents that, through them, had come into final collision” (429). He was even considered to be an aristocrat in many social circles. “Lee embodied the noblest elements of this...

Premium Philip Sheridan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant 777  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

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...

Free Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln 939  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

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...

Free Robert E. Lee, Poetry, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 545  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was a battlefield commander who graduated from WestPoint academy and, became commander of the Virginia forces during the civil war. He was eventually became commander of the confederate forces during the civil war and won many of his battle the most famous of them being the second battle of bull run. Unfortunately, he surrendered the last major confederate force to union leader Ulysses S. Grant at the battle of Appomattox Court House. January 31st 1865 Robert E...

Premium Ulysses S. Grant, Confederate States of America, Army of Northern Virginia 335  Words | 2  Pages

Open Document

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...

Premium Stonewall Jackson, Confederate States of America, Virginia 2334  Words | 10  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free