comparison of grant and lee
Introduction of a Assessment of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Leeapoio aprendiz
Grant and Lee: the titans of the American Civil Battle. It's complicated to compare their merits, because
prejudice enters in to the equation, rendering judgments that will be tainted with passion. The cult of individuality
that has enveloped Lee often obfuscate his additional mortal qualities. Such veneration Grant experienced in
his own lifetime (in abundance) but his 20th century reputation isn't of the grade of Lee's. His checkered
Presidency and perceived "slovenly demeanor" include contributed to too little appreciation of his soldierly
qualities or greatness as a guy.
A curious phenomenon is normally that the Confederates of the Civil Battle generation were almost
unanimous in their compliment and admiration of Grant. It's unfortunate that current sympathizers
of the old South have certainly not followed their forefathers case in point. The writings of Jefferson Davis, Lee,
Longstreet, Alexander Stephens, John B. Gordon and a large number of other Southern leaders reveal unqualified
praise for General Grant.
Robert E. Lee, especially, spoke in glowing conditions about his adversary. He was particularly