I read a book about Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. It told a lot about their differences. I am comparing their personalities, their features, and their sides in the Civil War. The difference between their personalities are that Grant was more humble and didn't have much of a temper.
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.
The leadership and legacy of Ulysses S Grant Ulysses was born on April 27, 1822 and died on July 23, 1885. He was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Ulysses helped America win the Civil War and stop slavery. An interesting fact about Ulysses S. Grant was that his real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant. This war contributor was important to America because without him leading us in war it is possible that we would have lost the war which could cause us to still have slaves today.
Grant attended local schools until the age of 17, when his father enrolled him in the United States Military Academy at West Point because he no longer enjoyed working in the family business. While he was being enrolled, he was accidentally registered as Ulysses S. Grant and he decided to keep this name, rather than be denied by the school. While at West Point, he learned various military strategies and different ways to win a war, but he felt that he didn't excel there, so he planned to quit after his mandatory four years of service in
Grant reluctantly attended West Point against his will and graduated middle of his class. While he was not meant to do much by the time the Civil War arose Grant whipped into shape to become one of the greatest leaders of all time. It didn 't take him long to move up the ranks. In September of 1861 grant had mentioned had moved up the rank of brigadier general.
During the Civil War, Julia Grant would not see her husband very often. Because of this constant separation, Julia Grant did something very unexpected: She would visit Ulysses Grant at battle sites. Not only would she visit him, but she would bring a slave along with her as an escort for many of the battles(First Ladies Influence Grant). With the constant thoughts of Julia, Ulysses Grant was determined to excel in his military career. As the Civil War raged on, Ulysses continued to fight as hard as he could, eventually leading to him being in command of the Union Army where he is most well known for being in charge when the Confederacy surrendered.
This army became one of the most successful armies in all of the Confederate Armies. Lee’s army was so successful from all of his smart soldiers and amazing plans to attack. This army even had some of the most amazing and heartening people like James Longstreet one of best generals in the confederate army, Stonewall Jackson one of the best confederate generals, and J.E.B. Stuart who a Confederate States army general. Lee’s army beat and outsmarted most of their opponents. This embarrassed their opponents generals no matter what happened.
Hiram Ulysses Grant, more commonly known as Ulysses. S. Grant, was an army general who later became the 18th president of the United States. It’s a known fact that General Grant's family was one that supported the abolishment of slavery and this later affected Grant's own views on the topic as well. General Grant, unlike many other presidents, also lacked political knowledge; this would later influence his presidency. General Grant's Presidency was considered mostly chaotic as he led the United States into one of its economic depressions, made little effort to handle the reconstruction, and he had poor administrative skills.
Andrew Johnson was born in North Carolina and had a pretty poor childhood. He was self-taught and didn’t go to school. He married a woman named Eliza McCardle and had 5 children. However, after he grew up and became a senator, he went on to become the 17th president we know as Andrew Johnson. He was appointed after Abe Lincoln got shot.
Ulysses S. Grant impacted many people. Ulysses S. Grant was an average man. Grant went to West Point Military Academy and after graduating was stationed in St. Louis where he met his future wife. According to the Rector and Visitor of The University of Virginia, Grant
Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president, was great at many things. Unfortunately, drinking alcoholic beverages a little too much and dying of tongue cancer are two of those things. Those two things aside, he was, at one time, the President of the United States of America, a Civil War brigadier and major general, great strategist, and was influential in the northern victory of the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th to serve our country as the president. Also, he was the first after the previous two presidents to finish the term he was serving.
General Ulysses S. Grant was a very powerful man. He was the son of a tanner on the Western frontier. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was very modern, and thought you had to work hard no matter what. Grant was a man that did not live in the past.
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).
Have you ever notice how people say “ The United States of America” like it was the best country in the whole world? I pretty much agree with that. People see the United States as if it was perfect, however, they never knew or know much about who are the heroes that helped our nation to be that perfect. One of is Abraham Lincoln, he was the 16th president of the United States and he is regarded one of America’s greatest hero due to his role as the Savior of the Union and emancipation of slaves. He helped the United States of America became united during the civil war, he also ended slavery, and lastly, he chose to lead his country into a better place and took the consequence of which is death.