Ulysses s. grant
Training: graduated 21st out of 39 in his class at West Point.
Experience: Mexican- American war.
Persona: Thought to be a drunken jerk, who did not take care of his men. Though he gained more credibility as he began to win battles and make headlines.
Army under grant (at its peak): 118,000 men
Mindset: shuddered at blood and therefore was thought to not be a warrior in the heart.
Amount of armies captured: 3
Tactics: take down the confederate army instead of focusing on capturing land.
Personal Life: had a reasonably sized family, which he loved completely and publicly
Eyes of his men: loved by his troops, absolutely.
Weaponry: melee- swords, axes and harpoons
mid-range: colt army revolver
long- range: springfield 1861 model rifle
grenades: ketchum- all were crudely handmade
artillery: 6,10,12, and 20 lb balls made of bronze or cast iron
robert e. lee
Training: graduated 2nd to the top of his class at West Point.
Experience: Mexican- American War.
Persona: a gentleman who can knows the trade of battle, though he was not aggressive enough. Known to be an angry person.
Army under lee (at its peak): 92,000 men
Mindset: lee knew the limits of his skills and believed they were good enough to defeat grant.
Amount of armies captured: 0
Tactics: take down the union army instead of focusing on capturing land.
Personal Life: had a large family
Eyes of his men: was well known to be a high class leader, but still not aggressive as they would have liked.
Weaponry: melee: swords, bowie knives, and ancestral blades
mid- range: colt 1851 navy revolver
long-range: fayetteville model rifle
grenades: spheric, raines, and adams- all were crudely homemade
artillery: 6, 10, 12, and 20 lbs balls made of bronze or cast iron
This video gives a very thorough description of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee's efforts during the war.They compared the two generals, just as I have done, and, in the end decide that Grant was the better of the two. It was a close choice for the historians shown in the movie.
Above: whatdoestheinternetthink.net shows that Grant is the favored over Lee.
Ulysses S. Grant is the victor! He held the Union army together toward the end of the Civil war, where, in his absence, they would have failed. Lee however, took the reigns of the Confederate Army not because of his special skills and prowess at controlling his men, but because the guy before him had gotten injured and could no longer perform his duties. As vahistorical.org puts it: "when Ulysses S. Grant brought his marvelous talents of observation and dedication to any job, he rarely failed."