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There are many reasons and each will depend on whos answering.. My personal opinion was that he managed to fight 4 years and lead troops to do massive damage to a army superior in everyway except one, leadership. If he had chosen to lead the union army and not the southern army the war very well could have ended much sooner than it did. Both Lee,Grant other civil war generals fought together in the Mexican-American war and was well aware of each others abilities. But all to many times the superior union army was outdone by Lee army. Lee is still concidered one of the, if not the greatest stratigest that's ever commanded a army..

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