comparison of grant and lee
Introduction of a Comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Grant and Lee: the titans of the American Civil War. It's difficult to compare their merits, because
prejudice enters into the equation, rendering judgments that are tainted with passion. The cult of personality
that has enveloped Lee frequently obfuscate his more mortal qualities. Such veneration Grant experienced in
his own lifetime (in abundance) but his 20th century reputation
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and then celebrating the event in the
nation's capitol." This immediately ended any discussion of the painting.
It's a pity that some unreconstructed Southerners are unacquainted with Lee's admiration for
Grant or the sacrifices Grant made for Lee when Andrew Johnson clamored for the Virginian's
imprisonment. On his deathbed, Ulysses S. Grant wrote, "I would like to see truthful history written," and
that sentiment is as true today as it was a hundred years ago.