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Almost everybody knows about the civil war but does anyone really know who the best general of it was He was born into a military family and was married to the great-granddaughter of George Washington Comptons The man the myth the legend this man is General Robert Edward Lee He was praised for many of his decisions yet reprimanded for others His mistakes could not have been avoided because he always chose the best paths General Lee was by far the best and most strategic general of the civil warFirst of all Lee was destined to fight Lees father was the Revolutionary War hero Light-Horse Harry Lee Comptons Later in Robert Lees life he grew up and went to West Point Comptons In 1852 he graduated with second in his class Later after the Mexican war he went back to West Point and become the superintendent After Lee was West Points superintendent he became a Confederate general with his home state of Virginia ComptonsSecond Lee was the greatest civil war general but not precisely in the very beginning This was because in the beginning of the Civil War Lee wasnt given a lot of jobs So it is not his fault When the Confederate government got control of Virginian armies Lee became a full general Unfortunately the government did not give him any soldiers They finally gave him a few men and told him to block some union troops in Western Virginia Because he had so few men he failed This caused Jefferson Davis head of the Confederacy to send Lee to build costal fortifications Comptons Finally he was brought back but he was given very few jobs He didnt really start his greatness until the commander of the confederate armies was wounded needing Lee to take his spot in the summer of 1862ComptonsLees first major battle was the Battle of Seven Days General Lee discovered that the union general George McClellan had stationed his
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