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Confederate General Robert E. Lee (c. 1863)
 
All the major commanders are discussed in this section. Robert E. Lee stands out as the preeminent Southern leader, followed by Stonewall Jackson, James Longstreet, J.E.B. Stuart, and a host of others. On the Northern side you’ll find George McClellan, Ambrose Burnside, Joseph Hooker, George G. Meade, and others, culminating with Ulysses S. Grant in 1864.

Ulysses S. Grant

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Robert E. Lee

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