Monday, June 19, 2017

Fact of the Day: Granny Lee

At the end of the American Civil War, Robert E Lee was respected by friend and foe alike but his biggest critics were actually at the start of the war in the South. His men initially called him Granny Lee because of his timid style of command. Confederate newspapers generally had the same fears of a less aggressive style of command. 

11 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

I didn't know that.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew they called him that

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm reading a novel right now that's set in the Civil War. I don't know if Robert E. Lee will feature in it though -- will have to wait and see.

Anna-Alina said...

Never heard about him before. I like this portrait though.

Sandra Cox said...

Definitely the opposite of Grant, huh?

stephen Hayes said...

He was a refined southern gentleman who Lincoln offered command of the Union Army at one point.

Jimmy said...

Robert E. Lee has always been a respected man from what I have read, I'm sure his command style even though criticized at first was fine tuned as his command grew.

A Beer for the Shower said...

That wispy white hair isn't really helping his case.

Huggybear said...

Strange comments above.
Robert E.Lee military tactics are still used in military colleges.
He was a brilliant Commander-In-Chief.
Read analysises from military historians to find out the REAL
facts. Kindly remember he had always less troops to face the Union Armies.
Colin

Martha said...

I learned something new today :)