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  1. lelliott19

    Day 2: McLaws on Failed Reconnaissance

    "But when Major Johnson [sic], who was conducting my division, came suddenly in view of Round Top, with the enemy's signal flags waving thereon, he appeared equally as astonished as I was. And, therefore, if General Lee was relying on his report, he was misinformed as to the true condition of...
  2. USS ALASKA

    New grant will help preserve part of Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Battle_of_Spottsylvania_%281%29.png New grant will help preserve part of Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield By CATHY JETT THE FREE LANCE–STAR Jun 18, 2019 A new National Park Service grant will help preserve a part of the Spotsylvania Court...
  3. Waterloo50

    Pickett’s charge, Lee should have used cold reasoning.

    Picture:https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/george-edward-pickett It’s been said that Lee believed in his own hubris, that he was over confident and relied on vintage Napoleonic tactics. He supposedly placed to much faith in the potency of his men. An intresting article written...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Richmond’s new Civil War museum aims to shatter conventional views of the conflict

    The American Civil War Museum, which opens May 4, tells the story of the Civil War from an array of perspectives. (Julia Rendleman/The Washington Post) RICHMOND — Sheets of rain pounded the towering glass walls of this city’s new American Civil War Museum as workers raced to finish preparations...
  5. lelliott19

    Golden Thread Interview: Longstreet says the trouble with Jeff Davis was "his meddling with military affairs"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this, the closing section of the interview, General Longstreet opines on "the trouble with" Jefferson Davis. "Do you think, General...
  6. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet says Lee had a "dangerous confidence"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet says that General Lee did not usually underestimate his opponent, but may have tended to...
  7. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet on his post-Gettysburg Relationship with Lee

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet discusses his relationship with Lee after Gettysburg. "What were your relations General Lee...
  8. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet on Gettysburg Controversies

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet discusses controversies after Gettysburg. ...The general then proceeded to discuss some of...
  9. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet on Lee's Military Attributes

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. This part of the interview records General Longstreet's analysis of Lee's military attributes. In answer to a question as to what were General...
  10. Cdoug96

    Can Gen. Robert E. Lee still be considered "A great general and honorable man"?

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robert-e-lee-descendant-slams-trump-for-praising-confederate-general_us_5bc2a93de4b040bb4e82d9b6 What do you guys think? Can General Lee be considered a great general and honorable man? Or is it more correct to consider him a less than stellar general...
  11. Sorah_45thVA

    "Lee to the rear!"

    I was intrested in reading some first hand accounts of the infamous incident at ThevWilderness. Any information regarding this subject would be great. Also, any thoughts from the community on this? Thanks
  12. Elmer R. Woodard III

    Good Afternoon

    I am happy to announce that I have just completed the first and only book on the Battle of Gaines' Mill. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/a-bloody-day-at-gaines-mill/ Maps by Hal Jesperson. Some highlights: Douglas Southall Freeman was not a very good historian. GASP! Who took the Union...
  13. wausaubob

    Grant and Lee compared, to others.

    There may be possible comparisons between Civil War generals and modern generals. The one comparison I have seen is between Ulysses Grant and General Omar Bradley. Both were described as uniquely suited to command American non-professional soldiers. Is that a valid comparison? One of our...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    April 8th, 1865, Lee And Grant Speak Of Blood, And Make It Stop

    From a stuffed Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly News, April, 1865, this illustration, hastily sketched in the midst of so much change, our country did not catch its breath for decades. The name " Appomattox " elbows its way into History Funny, ' Amelia Court House ' is an old blue print...
  15. WJC

    Better Strategist: Lee or Johnston?

    Most historians characterize Robert E. Lee as aggressive. They praise his audacity, daring, and combativeness. Some of them characterize Johnson as almost Lee's 'polar opposite': timid, overly cautious, afraid to commit his troops. Military writer George A. Bruce lamented: the passion of the...
  16. WJC

    Was the Maryland Invasion Really Necessary?

    Author Kent M. Brown has argued that instead of pursuing an invasion of Maryland in September 1862, Lee should have moved on Washington. Even without a battle, simply showing his ability to threaten the US capital would have been far more likely to win foreign recognition and far less costly...
  17. Belle Montgomery

    General Lee and Santa Claus - 1867 Book

    Three young girls in the rebel South worry that Santa Claus doesn't really love them, since he has not visited them in four years, and they write a letter to General Robert E. Lee, asking his opinion: Read book online...
  18. C

    William Hezekiah Lee

    My grandmother, Ada Catherine Lee Bohanan, died when I was a little girl. She and her husband Pleas Bohanan left Tennessee for land in Oklahoma, unfortunately about the time of the Dust Bowl. She did not speak much of it, but she said we are related to Robert E. Lee, through his father Henry...
  19. wausaubob

    lee v grant

    Grant conceded in his memoirs, that small events like the death due to disease of Congressman Haman in Mexico have an enormous impact on the fate of men. For Lee, it would have been expressed as God's will. Lee's family was connected to George Washington. The family stayed in Virginia, and Lee...


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