Robert E. Lee Could Have Commanded the Union

Discussion in 'Civil War' started by Kate, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    I find it interesting that Lincoln offered field command of the U. S. Army to Robert E. Lee in spring of 1861. He was a Whig party member and part of the Union... *UNTIL* his beloved Virginia seceded.

    He resigned from the Army immediately and when Confederate President Jefferson Davis offered command, Lee accepted. Can't help but wonder, even though I suspect the final outcome would have been the same, what decisions would have been made that were different than those Meade, etc. made?

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