After a series of correspondence between General Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee, they agreed to meet On April 9th, 1865, both Grant and Lee met at the Appomattox Court House to discuss the terms of surrender Grant and Lee remembered each other from the Mexican - American war Around four in the afternoon, General Lee officially surrendered Upon the surrender, General Grant allowed the Confederate soldiers to retain some freedoms He allowed them to keep their sidearms, horses, and other items He also allowed them to return to their homes under probation News of the surrender took time to travel to the rest of the Confederate soldiers
Ulysses S. Grant, The commander in chief had a unique way of fight wars. His way was to relentlessly chance his opponent. Although this way of fighting coasted many deaths to his own army it also caused many more for General Robert E. Lee. Because of these great loses of men it brought Lee to do something that he would rather “die a thousand deaths” than do. This was to surrender to Grant.
Robert E. Lee’s Impact on United States Government Official John F. Kelly once said that , “ He was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state .” To me that quote means , that he was willing to fight for what he believed even if it came down to fighting against people in the same country which he lived in . This quote proves that he would fight with all his best capabilities . Robert E. Lee was a important figure in American History , because he was General of the Confederate States during the Civil War , he served as a superintendent of West Point and he was given command of the wounded General Joseph E. Johnston 's embattled army on the Virginia peninsula.
Not expecting to be noticed so quickly, Thomas gave orders to lower the sails to half-mast, as the smaller boat neared them. The CSS Drewry was a gunboat out of Fort Marion, formerly Castillo de San Marcos, according to the Captain, which was located on the northern shore of Matanzas Bay at St. Augustine. The Drewry was to escort Thomas’ ship in for a meeting with an important man on an important mission was what they told him. When they stopped him, Thomas told them that he planned to stop anyway, that he was dropping off a few supplies (which was not true, but he figured it would get him in good with those in charge) and taking on fresh water. He figured he could spare a few cases of rum and a bushel or three of fruits for the fort.
Lincoln’s Last Days Part One: The Beginning of the End of the War (pages 1-58) 1. Explain why the Battle of Petersburg was a turning point in the war? I think the Battle of Petersburg was a turning point in the war because the Union started to get an advantage.
George Washington won only three battles in the revolutionary war. yet he never gave up, and when victory came, it counted. British general Cornwallis, who surrendered at Yorktown ending the war said to Washington, "I salute you not only as a great leader, but as an indomitable gentleman who wouldn 't give up.
January 12, 1807 Robert Edward Lee was born in Stratford,Virginia to Henry Lee and Anne Lee. He was a super adventurous child . Most of the time he wandered off into space when he convinced his mom he wouldn’t. During the harsh Civil War, Edward led the Southern forces from 1861 to 1865.And, for those years even though he had barely any soldiers he still fought through it .He also had not to much money for supplies they won many victories.
I must admit it has been awhile since I last wrote. I am sure you have heard about the bloody battle at Gettysburg. I wrote as soon as I could in order to alert you of my safety. Weeks ago Lee marched North in an effort to land a backbreaking victory. The battle started on July 1 and ended on the third.
Witness/Narrative: Robert E. Lee Hi there, I’m Robert E. Lee. You might know me by reading your history books in school. I was the General of the Northern Virginia army for The Confederates. As you may know the Union won the war and I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the story of the Civil War through the Union’s eyes
Success on The Battlefield Success will only be given to the person who creates it on his or her own. Michael Shaara put this theme in the frontlines of his book The Killer Angels a historical novel about the battle of Gettysburg. Shaara uses the battle to prove not just how people earn success but also perceive it. What each commander does and how it affects the battle overall show just how much somebody’s action affects the outcome. The Killer Angels also shows the consequences of one’s decisions and how this can lead them down or off the path of success.