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General Lee chose to fight at Gettysburg, and had he not chosen to fight there, he feared the war would not end4. The Confederate army was stro... ... middle of paper ... ...nd-of-the-great-rebel-army.html Bibliography "AMERICAN TOPICS. ; THE SURRENDER OF LEE. THE END OF THE GREAT REBEL ARMY." American Topics.
Lee came up with a plan to make up for his numbers by attacking General McClellan’s army. In the next days there were a number of skirmishes between Lee’s advancing forces and against McClellan’s army which became know as the Days Battle. After Lee’s success at the Days Battle, Lee gained control of the Army of North Virginia, the biggest army in Virginia. The battle of Chancellorsville... ... middle of paper ... ...e Confederate forces. A Union attack on Petersburg on April 2, 1865 forced Lee to retreat from Richmond and go west.
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During this time in history, younger male siblings would usually enter the military, clergy, or trade because the oldest sibling usually took the household property. Since Harrison was the youngest of seven children, he knew from his childhood that he would have to be self-sufficient and could not rely on his parents to support him forever (Miller Center). Harrison chased his father’s dream of becoming a doctor and was home schooled before attending Hampden-Sydney College in Hanover County, Virginia. He then went on to study Medicine in Richmond (Miller Center). After his father died in in 1791, William Henry Harrison stopped trying to become a doctor and proceeded to join the military.
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The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the Civil war, but this did not prevent him from keeping the Union armies in Virginia at bay for almost three years. The son of Revolutionary War hero "Light Horse" Harry Lee-who fell into disrepute in his later years attended West Point and graduated second in his class. During his four years at the military academy he did not earn a single demerit and served as the cadet corps' adjutant. Upon his 1829 graduation he was posted to the engineers. Before the Mexican War he served on engineering projects in Georgia, Virginia, and New York.