The Civil War, Day by Day

'...They Were Soldiers Indeed' (detail)


Gen. Robert E. Lee

First, war was a passion with Lee. Brilliant as an engineer, unexcelled in the use of inner lines of defense as well as field fortifications, he found himself committed by Confederate policy to a defensive posture. Yet Lee went beyond a static, defensive posture. To him, defense was fluid and active - something designed to prevent the enemy’s concentration and to take away his initiative at critical moments.




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