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Aldo Martinez ENGL 0310 14521 9:30 – 11 TTH Prof. Horn. “Grant and Lee”. Civil War Leaders: Grant and Lee. Led opposing sides in 1865 in the Civil War Best generals on each side Fought for what they believed in. Ulysses S. Grant. Led the union Army

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Aldo martinez engl 0310 14521 9 30 11 tth prof horn

Aldo MartinezENGL 0310145219:30 – 11 TTHProf. Horn

“Grant and Lee”


Civil war leaders grant and lee
Civil War Leaders:Grant and Lee

  • Led opposing sides in 1865 in the Civil War

  • Best generals on each side

  • Fought for what they believed in


Ulysses s grant
Ulysses S. Grant

  • Led the union Army

  • Son of a tanner on the western frontier and grew up the hard way

  • Believed in democracy and that no man was born to anything, but given chance to show how far he could rise in life

  • Fought for a broader concept of society


Robert e lee
Robert E. Lee

  • Led the Confederacy

  • Virginia native with background of family, culture, and tradition

  • Embodied a way of life that came from knighthood and the English squire

  • Saw himself in relation to his own region in which his static society could endure almost anything except change


Similarities in generals
Similarities in Generals

  • Fighting qualities were very much alike.

  • Both had great virtue of utter tenacity and fidelity.

  • Each had born fighter’s refusal to give up as long as he could stand.

  • Both could think and move faster than the enemy.

  • Finally, Both could turn quickly from war to peace once it was over.


After the war
After the war…

  • Met in the Appomattox Court House in Virginia to settle the surrender of Lee’s army on April 9, 1865

  • Helped one divided nation become whole again

  • Two men, very different yet so much alike, showed how two opposing sides can settle their differences as distinguished gentlemen.


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