By Clifford Dowdey
Lee had by no means led troops in strive against till without warning given command of a demoralized, hodgepodge strength less than siege from McClellan in entrance of Richmond. In a close learn of Lee's progress within the mastery of the options of battle, he exhibits his early errors, the character of his doubtless intuitive powers, the restrictions imposed by way of his own personality and actual decline, and the influence of this personality at the males with whom he created a mythical military. It was once after the struggling with used to be over that Dowdey believes Lee made his most vital and ignored success. As a logo of the defeated humans, he rose certainly hostilities and, within the wreckage of his personal fortunes, encouraged rebuilding a brand new South, for which he set the instance together with his revolutionary application in schooling. The essence of Lee's tragedy used to be the futility of his efforts towards the harmonious recovery of the Republic with the dissensions of the earlier forgotten.
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Basic Robert E. Lee is celebrated as a tremendous determine within the Civil battle. in spite of the fact that, by way of elimination Lee from the delimiting body of the Civil warfare and putting him within the context of the Republic's overall historical past, Dowdey indicates the "eternal relevance" of this tragic determine to the yank history. With entry to countless numbers of non-public letters, Dowdey brings clean insights into Lee's heritage and private relationships and examines the criteria which made Lee that infrequent specimen, a entire individual.
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