List of famous generals, with photos, bios, and other information when available robert e lee robert edward george b mcclellan george brinton mcclellan was. It's been 150 years since the end of the civil war, but the words spoken by the conflict's main figures have not faded lincoln and confederate general robert e lee spoke about the central. Robert e lee, commanding general of the confederate army in 1865, would approve of the heroic actions of journalists in the civil rights era, told in great detail by hank klibanoff in his pulitzer prize winning book the race beat. The war was fought between celebrated generals robert e lee and ulysses s grant, whose armies fought for grand and noble principles and were never guilty of any of the heinous war crimes perpetrated by other armies. Grant and lee were both civil war generals, but in addition to being on opposing sides of the dispute, they had very different backgrounds and military experience there were major differences in their styles of wartime strategy, for instance lee was a natural leader who was able to inspire his men.
Yet there is an obvious difference between all these men and robert e lee, for lee not only fought for the american flag, he also fought against it robert e lee was, by traditional definitions of the term, a traitor. The american civil war general robert e lee a general ulysses s grant captures two confederate forts- fort henry and fort. In the american civil war, there were important differences between the goals of the union and the confederacy confederate general robert e lee made one such attack into pennsylvania. There were many important confederate generals and commanders during the american civil war some, like robert e lee, stonewall jackson, and nathan bedford forrest are household names others are less well known but are still important, as the southern generals were the commanders that led the.
Regarded as the war's finest general, robert e lee was a master of the organization of war the country's most experienced general in 1861, he declined president lincoln's offer to head the. American civil war trails & itineraries highlights are stonewall jackson's famous located on land formerly owned by confederate general robert e lee's. 'terms of surrender' letters signed by confederate general robert e lee on april 9, 1865 confederate general robert e lee agreed to the terms of surrender as laid out by union lieutenant general ulysses s grant, in effect ending the bloody conflict known as america's civil war the original.
Masons during the civil war days after general robert e lee had surrendered to general us grant to his friend and brother general hancock two days later. In determining the worse generals of the american civil war, this list will take us from battlefield blunders to portraits on urinals force of confederate. Unionblue, jul 31, 2002, civil war history - general discussion replies: 1,762 robert e lee forum the american civil war claimed in excess of 620,000 battle. Meet famous icons of the american civil war, at biographycom with the civil war (1861-65) and that period in american history called leading confederate general robert e lee an. These christian generals helped wage the civil war, and their faith affected how they did it robert e lee (1807-1870) the ultimate general and the ultimate gentleman and lee was.
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Proved to be the deciding battle in the civil war campaign waged between union and confederate armies in northern virginia in 1862 as a large union force commanded by john pope waited for george mcclellan's army of the potomac in anticipation of a combined offensive, confederate general robert e lee decided to strike first. There were many civil war generals during the american civil war some generals such as robert e lee and general thomas stonewall jackson are famous for. Summary list of famous civil war generals & commanders during the american civil war there were hundreds of generals commissioned in the american civil war on both the union and confederate armies some, like robert e lee, stonewall jackson, ulysess s grant and william tecumseh sherman are household names.
Robert e lee is well known for being the general of the confederate army of northern virginia in the american civil war he is revered by his supporters for his devotion to duty and his brilliant tactical success against a stronger opposition. Who was the civil war's premier cavalry commander for the first two years of the civil war, the confederate cavalry was far more effective than their union.