TITLE

INSIDE THE MIND OF LEE THE INVADER

PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Civil War Times;Aug2003, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Robert E. Lee is a puzzle. At least he has puzzled historians, who have long struggled with the seeming contradictions in his life. He was a devoted son of the Union but his loyalty to Virginia landed him in command of the Confederate armies. He was affectionate, flirtatious, funny but known for his formality and, to some minds, aloofness. And he was acclaimed as a master general but some of his decisions and actions contributed significantly to the Confederacy's loss of its war for independence. Somehow, the Lee famous for splitting his army in the face of the enemy, for smashing the Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, has to be reconciled with the Lee who stumbled into a battle in Pennsylvania, committed his army piecemeal to futile frontal attacks, and lost the most important fight of his life.
ACCESSION #
10084673

 

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