- Nov 27, 2016
I saw a post asking who Grants greatest influence was and I wanted to ask the same of Lee. Who was his greatest influence in life and In his military career. My thought is George Washington on both counts. Lee loved Arlington and he was a son of Virginia. His military career was influenced by that of Washington as well as his own Father who fought under Washington. Lee lived among Washington’s relics and considered Virginia his country even more than the US. That was not uncommon for the time. He could never take up arms against Virginia considering Washington was his greatest influence in my opinion. What are your thoughts? Agree or Disagree?