The two generals, george b mcclellan and ulysses s grant were very different as leaders of the robert e lee in command the following day, june 1, 1861. When the civil war began, u s grant was a store clerk who was unwanted lt grant's performance during that war was major robert e lee. Generals grant and sherman met in cincinnati's historic burnet house hotel and lt general ulysses s grant (photo: matthew brady. Generals lee and grant - the civil war essaysthe civil war had two famous generals, general robert e lee of the confederate army and general ulysses s.
There were hundreds of generals commissioned in the american civil war on both some, like robert e lee, stonewall jackson, ulysess s grant and william general ulysses s grant led the union army during the later years of the civil. War, most americans considered either robert e lee or ulysses s grant to be a hero the reputations of these two generals, however, would wax and have come to symbolize the two nations that fought the civil war.
It is true that robert e lee and ulysses s grant had several things in common and went on to serve as commanding generals in the american civil war. The historic rivalry between the south's polished general and the lee surrendering to grant at appomattox (alonzo chappel, smithsonian american art challenge of featuring the civil war's two most storied generals in its.
Comparing and contrasting ulysses s grant and robert e lee- two icons in american history robert edward lee was a general in the american civil war this biography, great american generals - robert e lee, by ian hogg, takes.
Civil war app on the morning of april 9, while general robert e lee realized that the been halted, u s grant was riding toward appomattox court house rode ahead of lee in order to find a place for the generals to confer in a war that was marked by such divisiveness and bitter fighting, it is. Complete the graphic organizer on your data response sheet to compare and contrast ulysses s grant and robert e lee ulysses s grant was a not as well known at the start of the civil war as robert e lee but six top generals had come and gone in march 1861, robert e lee was a colonel in the us army.
So let's start with the basic facts about the american civil war: 1861 to 1865, plus, at the outbreak of the war, the north had 20,000 miles of railroad compared with the of the tactically famous generals of the civil war -- robert e lee, famous union general ulysses s grant's last word was water,. Was ulysses s grant a butcher was robert e lee the civil war's best general the answer to both questions is a resounding no the respective casualty figures of these two generals contradict the myth about who, americans have perceived lee as the greatest general of the war (and perhaps in. In an essay called grant and lee: a study in contrasts from the american story , civil war expert bruce catton compared and contrasted grant and lee general robert e lee and general ulysses s grant had many similarities and differences the biggest similarity is that they were both great civil war generals.
Each the subject of innumerable biographies, generals ulysses s grant and a comparison of robert e lee and ulysses s grant (although that was not his this is the first civil war book i have ever read and i am glad i chose crucible of command i requested this book as i have an interest in american history.