Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant

Civil War Generals

Robert E. Lee

Who was the greatest war hero in American History? One of them happens to be Robert E. Lee, who was the confederate commander during the Civil War. On January 19, 1807, Robert E. Lee was born into the world in Stratford Hall close to Montross, Virginia. Also, it so happens that Robert E. Lee's father, Henry Lee, was a well known Revolutionary War hero. Also during the Civil War, Robert E. Lee lead the confederate forces and ended up surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant. Earlier in life, Robert E. Lee took part in the U.S Military Academy at West Point and when the U.S Mexican War broke out, he served as an assistant in the engineer's office. During Lee's lifetime, important events including The Mexican War and The Civil War took place. Although Robert E. Lee fought for the confederacy during The Civil War, he was against slavery and the secession of the southern states. On April the 9th, 1865, Lee surrender to Union forces ending the Civil War. Lee was known for his achievements and service to his country. Overall Robert E. Lee was a great war hero and was dedicated to his service in the army. I learned that Robert E. Lee was against slavery and secession but still fought for the Confederacy.

- Reagan E. Smith

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Ulysses S. Grant


On April 27,1822 Ulysses was born in a cabin in Point Pleasant,Ohio. He was his father's pride and joy who brought much happiness. Ulysses S. Grant is one of the greatest war heroes and one of the best generals of all time. He fought many wars one of the most important being the Civil War. He was an amazing soldier who also became an amazing general in 1861 thanks to Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln had a strong liking towards him stating "I can't spare this man. He fights." During the war General Robert E. Lee (part of the Confederacy) wanted to meet with him. The meeting in Appomattox, on April 9th, 1865 Courthouse was made to tell Grant that Lee was finally surrendering to him. After he surrendered people called Grant "Hero of Appomattox". Three years after that he was elected president in 1868 as a Republican and was reelected in 1872. In 1884 he was diagnosed with tongue cancer. People have said that he was diagnosed with it after his victory in the Civil War when people congratulated him with cigars. In conclusion he was a war hero many people adored.

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