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Date Created: 02/27/15
US Grant seems to capture the essence of white northerners given the task of capturing Vicksburg Mississippi Lincoln thought that he had persistence and was daring was worried about Grant s drinking because he had a reputation for drinking a lot it was investigated and he was cleared Grant was from Point Pleasant Ohio son of a butcher and a tanner he was always a really avid reader which probably lead to his coherent prose and letters later on Julia Dent from Missouri her parents were small scale slave owners very skilled in horse riding and very stronggood health married Grant Grant isn t that good at politicking and dealing with the politics of the Mexican War so he ends up quitting and returning home his drinking was heavy after the Mexican War and he tries business then failshe then takes up agriculture lukewarm democrat politically didn t vote during 1860 but he said he would ve voted for Douglass didn t want slavery to expand but didn t want it to end where it existed Grant wants to be a man of the people and from the working class he is interested in getting things done and not the politicssociety of it all Rober E Lee from Virginia slave owning family his father was a Revolutionary War hero Henry Lee who struggled with managing his money Lee has to start with less money because his father left him no money he married Mary Custis his cousin who was a descendant of George Washington s step son she grew up at Arlington plantation she was waited on hand and foot by slaves she stays in Virginia when he goes to army posts because she is comfortable they have a hard marriage she becomes an invalid because of her early onset arthritis he never was a secession proponent he said that he didn t believe that the founders would labor to create a Union that would be broken one day he didn t vote in 1860 and kept quiet on secession he took several weeks to make his decision about leading the Confederate Army but agreed to lead it because he couldn t turn his back on his family and his people but it seems that he didn t agree politically he understood the landscape well and he had a great memory which helped his leadership for the army Davis listens to Lee about political and battle moves Lee is very well liked and respected by the men he lead after the war he became President of a college he seemed so revered because of his personality not his record he is insulated from criticism The Northern Homefront Gettysburg Lee wanted to invade the North for a second time because he was coming off of victories and morale was high Gettysburg wasn t the intended place to attackhe wanted to attack Philadelphia the North had a large peace group and Lee saw this as a good time to attack they cross the Potomac River into Maryland Gettysburg was a small town with a college in rural Pennsylvania Meade Union leader who s army was on the south side of Gettysburg and they defend from Lee Lee was agitated during this battle and seemed slightly out of control and he retreats at the end of the battle after Pickett s Charge Lincoln wanted Meade to follow the South in retreat but Meade said no because it was raining Confederacy clearly lost the Battle of Gettysburg this sank the idea of recognition by England and other European countries Gettysburg Address was never sure where it was given Consuls leave from all the Confederate cities all the French and British leave
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