Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg
A 25 page paper discussing some of General Lee's decisions and the relationships with his generals surrounding the Gettysburg campaign. Robert E. Lee was elevated to near-deity status both during and after the Civil War, but some of his more human qualities have come to light in recent years. General Longstreet was maligned for years as the reason for the failure of the Confederate army at Gettysburg, but he has been relieved of this distinction as other details surrounding the Gettysburg series of battles have been discovered. While there is no doubt that General Lee was a charismatic leader of fighting men, there is increasing evidence that he did not take full advantage of counsel of his generals that possibly could have prevented the devastating losses of both the Union and Confederate sides at Gettysburg. Bibliography lists 26 sources in 45 footnotes.