Category Lee

Grant and Lee

This book is a result of Major General John Frederick Charles Fuller’s comparative study of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and their generalship. You can download and read this book for free here. This is an important book because this study led to a change in the author’s outlook as a result of […]

Dr. Joseph Harsh Confederate Tide Rising

Here’s an outstanding presentation by the late Professor Joseph L. Harsh on Robert E. Lee during the Maryland Campaign. This is from 2001 in Gettysburg, PA.

General Stanley McChrystal on Leaders

Here’s retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal talking about his new book, Leaders: Myths and Realities. The book profiles thirteen leaders and the lessons learned from each, including former U.S. Army Colonel Robert E. Lee. It’s a pretty good discussion. https://www.c-span.org/video/?452884-2/leaders

Lee, Unionism, and the U.S. Army

This essay from Professor Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh of the United States Naval Academy examines the loyalties of Robert E. Lee and the idea that Lee, as a Virginian, could make no other decision than to resign his commission and cast his lot with the confederacy. It’s taken from the book of essays titled, Crucible of […]

Face Facts: ‘Little Mac’ Outwitted Lee at Antietam

In this article from America’s Civil War Magazine, historian Dennis Frye overturns some treasured beliefs about Robert E. Lee, George B. McClellan, and the Battle of Antietam. In this article, we learn, “Make no mistake. The Battle of Antietam was a disastrous loss for Lee and the South. The popular myth that the battle was a […]

“At 63, I Threw Away My Prized Portrait of Robert E. Lee”

In this essay adapted from his new book, Leaders: Myth and Reality, General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (Ret.) discusses his changed view of Robert E. Lee. He begins, “On a Sunday morning in 2017 I took down his picture, and by afternoon it was in the alley with other rubbish awaiting transport to the local landfill […]

The Orange Cheeto Expounds on the Marble Man

Donald Trump has said quite a few bizarre things. He now thinks he knows something about American history. As usual, he’s delusional. [See stories here, here, and here] ” ‘[Ohio] also gave you a general who was incredible. He drank a little bit too much. You know who I’m talking about right? So Robert E. Lee […]