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Compare Ulysses Grant And Robert S. Lee

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From 1861 to 1865 the United States was locked in a war to see if, as President Abraham Lincoln said, a nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal can long endure. The war pitted north against south and divided families. Many were killed and everyone was affected but even after the surrender had been signed the divided still existed. Reconstruction was a period of time just as important as the Civil War, as it was a time in which all the pieces had to be picked up and the country brought back together. Throughout the midst of both of these times, strong leaders were needed to keep order and discipline. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee were two of these men. Even though they had different backgrounds and differing opinions both men had a significant impact on the Civil War and the years to follow.
Ulysses Grant, whose birth name was Hiram Ulysses Grant, was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant Ohio. He was the son of Jesse Grant, a tanner and merchant, and Hannah Grant. He was the oldest of 6 children in his family. While he did not grow up in a rich family, he was not poor either. He began his formal schooling at the age of 5 where he did not excel. He showed a fascination and skill for horses but other than that he was an average student.
In comparison to Grant, Lee was born into a more prominent family. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford Hall Plantation in Virginia. Lee was born to Major General Henry Lee III and Anne
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