E-book Evaluate: ‘Robert E. Lee,’ by Allen C. Guelzo

Lee believed, appropriately, {that a} drawn-out conflict would doom the Confederacy. The perfect technique, he believed, was to invade the North and demoralize the inhabitants to the purpose of demanding that President Abraham Lincoln search a peaceable decision. He virtually succeeded at Antietam in Maryland in September 1862, and at Gettysburg in early July 1863.