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    Civil War?Comparison of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant

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    Compare and contrast the generalship of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. In your opinion who was the more successful commander? Which Civil War general had the greatest impact on future US military strategy?

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    A few things you may want to think about:

    1. Both men were extraordinary leaders and tacticians. Their success (or lack thereof) did not depend necessarily on a lack of talent or intelligence, but on circumstances that weren't entirely in their control, such as the availability of supplies, the level of morale, and financial stability of their respective governments.

    2. In Lee's case, the South was at a decided ...

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    This is a very short overview of a comparison between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant and their style of military leadership, strategy, and tactics. This should be considered more of a set of notes than an essay.

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