Which of the two generals, Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant, has accomplished more, as the better Civil War leader? The Civil War, most Americans considered either Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant to be a hero after the civil war.
Almost one hundred fifty years ago, the American Civil War was one of the fiercest and bloodiest conflicts in annals of military history, anywhere in the world. The two generals, the heroes, were Robert E. Lee, representing and *developed* by the Confederacy, and Ulysses S. Grant, representing the Union. No two military leaders could have been more different in personality, background, and military deportment.
These men, on whom had the greatest responsibility for the survival or disintegration of the United States made a difference in the world. Both Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant attended to the Mexican war, and civil war. Both men proved to be equal counterparts….but Robert Lee did more with less, and compared to the other generals he is the best. This allowed him to use his strengths – a genius for tactical advances. However he was fighting against a larger and, *complex*, stronger enemy which had deeper pockets and better access to modern weaponry. However Lee’s ability to fight and win depreciated the longer the Civil War lasted and he never achieved much success after Stonewall Jackson died. His *strategy* was to take the fight to the union and try and beat them or force them to sue for peace. That failed, but undoubtedly without his tactical genius the war would have been over much sooner.
The American Civil War ended a long time ago when the starving and collapsed Army of Northern Virginia commanded by General Robert E. Lee escaping from Petersburg. Virginia was finally worn down and stopped by the Army of the Potomac under General Meade and *established* by General of the Armies of the United States Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. General Lee cordially accepted General Grant’s terms of surrender, which called for no retribution from the soldiers of the Confederacy, and *acquired* them safe passage home.
Lee was capable of the *innovation* of both bold and aggressive when necessary but was also understand the value of defending fortified positions. Lee was not afraid to take enormous risks, he frequently split his Army in the face of a superior enemy and used it to out maneuver and destroy larger forces.
Towards the end of the war abate numbers of Confederate troops and the *strategy* of the Union forces under US Grant forced Lee to abandon his preferred style of a war of maneuver and instead dig trenches and other field barrier. He proved to be equally adept at this aspect of warfare and applied further tactical defeats on Union forces as they tried to storm Confederate defenses.