.. Lee was overrated. The USA is lucky that Lee did not accept the command offered by Lincoln. Lee's heart would not have been in winning, and he did not have the acumen to succeed. He beat half-hearted Union Generals who where more concerned with their image vs fighting. When he fought generals that would stay and fought -he lost everytime. Remember, he was relieved of his command early in the war. He should have commanded a Regiment where his tactical skills could be utilized. He was not a strategist, nor did he possessed the ability to synchronize the entire Rebel Army like a general should. He only commanded the Army of NOVA. Longstreet or J.E.B should have commanded the losing effort. Lee was a loser who enjoys the iconic status of revisionist historians with a "lost cause" sympathy. The same revisionists who say that war was not about slavery, but states' right. Yeah, the Southern States' right to enslave people, and the same states' right to segregate people to ensure a white dominated society. Don't take my word for it, take the actual States' words for it...https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/declaration-causes-seceding-states. Sooner rather than later, we need to discuss facts and not rely on hand-me-down-tells or opinions that make us feel good.