In September 1862, a battle was fought in a small town in Maryland. More lives were lost than any other battle or war that the United States has ever experience before or since. This battle had no true winner but it did have consequeses that changed the course of the Civil War. In James M. McPherson’s book Crossroads of Freedom Antietam The Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War, he shows how small events added up to lead to the Battle of Antietam and ultimately to the North winning the Civil War.
Grant on the other hand was not raised wealthy at all he knew the struggle, he had a vision for where he thought the future was going. Completely different, but exactly the same when it came to their personality. Almost the same even when they were fighting, Grant fought with tenacity, Lee fought knowing he would give his life at any second if he had too. This is why people looked up
Grant was a very prominent figure of the time period and led the Union to victory and helped heal the fractured United States afterward. General Grant began his military career at West Point when he was just sixteen. He was top of his class and when he graduated, he began his four years of service and went into combat in the Mexican-American War. He was promoted to captain as a result of his bravery during the war. After this, his four-year commitment to the army was up, he left and did not expect to come back.
There have been many prominent leaders that have molded America into what it is today, Lee is one of them. Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia, January 19, 1807, although one historian believes has was born one year earlier (Wikipedia.com 1). Little is actually known about his childhood, and Lee scarcely mentioned it as an adult. His father, Henry “Light Horse” Lee, left him and his family at a young age and never returned. In 1825, Robert E. Lee attended West Point and graduated second in his class in 1829.
To further explain, Lee joined the Confederacy because he felt it was his duty, as opposed to Chamberlain who decides to fight for a cause that he believes the United States stands for, equality. To further elaborate, Lee displayed extreme patriotism for the South, and as a result he felt a sense of obligation to fight for the South, although he was abandoning his post in the army, as he could not fight against his people. This quote indicates that Lee did not agree with the Southern traditions he was fighting the war to keep, but he fight for his people, no matter how much he disagreed with them. He could see no other choice, but to abandon the Union and join the Confederacy. Overall, Lee was a admirable soldier, however, it could be insinuated that because of his weak motive for joining the cause, the confederacy suffered.
Ulysses S. Grant, The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda is a story about the life of Ulysses S. Grant. Grant became one of the first presidents to be elected without barely giving a speech. One lesson that can be learned from his life is that one shouldn't give into substance abuse. Grant’s habit of smoking eventually ended his life through throat cancer.
The books that are being compared and contrasted are both about The Civil War and what these soldiers went through. Each book has a few differences that separate them. The books are based on the same time period so they are going to have a lot in common. The books describe what both characters had to go through during the war. The differences in the book will show you how each soldier went through the war differently and the similarity’s will show you how it was for most of the soldiers in the Civil War.
McClellan, Thomas W. Cutrer used the diary and letters of one who would "lead one of the most distinguished lives of his era" ( Cutrer, 12), George Brinton McClellan. In his letter and diary as newly second lieutenant during the Mexican War, we see many of the characteristics that would take him to become the general, and later on governor. In his introduction Curtrer describes McClallen as talented, ambitious, arrogant, snobby (Curtrer, 12), and throughout McClallen 's diary and letter we can see these and other characteristics that made the man. Curtrer 's book gives us not only an insight into what McClallen 's years during the civil war, into his personality, but it also is a historical narrative that includes other figures such as Joseph G. Totten, Robert E, Lee, Winfield Scott, Abraham Lincoln and James K.
The first reason that Ulysses S. Grant is criticized is because he was accused of not being a skilled general, and instead people say that General Lee, his enemy in war, was a superior general. Many historians from the time period say that General Grant sacrificed too many men in order to win the war, instead saying that his enemies fought better than he and his army did. When fighting the war, Grant did sacrifice many men in order to eventually win against the confederacy. What many people do not understand is that he did this for a strategic reason. According to history.com, Ulysses S. Grant understood that the southern confederacy had less men and less equipment than the further industrialized north, so killing as many enemy men as possible was necessary to win the war in a way that would wear down the enemy.
Unlike Grant, General Lee did not believe in equality. He had leadership from the upper-class. He was such an inspiration to his men that they would die for him on the battlefield. Lee cared more about Virginia rather than a united states. Lee also believed that everything you fight for meant to defend everything in life to the deepest meaning.
Before this Lee was making all the Union Generals look terrible and then the Union finally got a win. This changed the whole war because then the Union started winning more battles and they would add up and eventually lead to them winning the war. There was no chance of the Union winning the war until this
Robert E. Lee’s (1807-1870) contribution to the United States as a war general and commander received positive connotations for his commitment, attitude and inspiration on the battlefield. However, it is debateable about his contributions because of Robert Lee’s association in the Civil War (1861-1865) to the Confederate Army that fought for the Southern States. Robert Lee lead many successful campaigns and battles including the following; helping defeat Mexican armies that lead to U.S land gains and westward expansion, battles against a more powerful army in the Civil War. Despite these achievements Lee’s loyalty for the Confederate Army that fought to uphold slavery undermines his success and is highly debateable about whether his contribution is justified or not. Robert Lee’s contributions to his nation begin before the Civil War in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).
How would an individual feel if their school was integrated? Or had conditions so bad to the point where they can’t focus on their education? Well I’ve been given multiple sources to analyze Detroit Public Schools and schools in the 1950’s to tell you how they dealt with these issues and many others; So, I’ll be comparing and contrasting the two. Both subjects had multiple comparisons and contrasts, but some more than others.
Catton uses a metaphor, “Lee was tidewater Virginia…” to reveal that Lee embodies the region that he is fighting for in nearly all aspects. Likewise, Catton utilizes a sentential when he states, “Life was competition” to summarize his statement that Grant believed that men earned success and privileges through hard work and competition. A hyperbaton, “Daring and resourcefulness they had, too” is employed by Catton to emphasize their qualities and how they are alike. Catton utilizes mainly cumulative sentences such as, “America was a land that was beginning all over again, dedicated to…” He uses these longer sentences to add detail and description.
The author compares the soldiers because he wants the readers