Updating search results...

Search Resources

22 Results

Selected filters:
  • robert-e-lee
Robert E. Lee
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
0.0 stars

In this seminar you will learn about the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, his role, and how it impacted the Battle of Gettysburg. You will create an informational presentation about his role and his leadership as you use past knowledge on the Battle of Gettysburg. You will apply knowledge from this seminar into the next seminar in order to compare leaders in the war.Standards5.2.U.BAnalyze strategies used to resolve conflicts in society and government.

Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Bonnie Waltz
Deanna Mayers
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
The True Peace Commissioners
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
0.0 stars

An angered response to false Confederate peace overtures and to the push for reconciliation with the South advanced by the Peace Democrats in 1864. (See also "The Sportsman Upset by the Recoil of His Own Gun," no. 1864-32.) Confederate general Robert E. Lee and president Jefferson Davis (center) stand back-to-back trying to ward off an attack by Northern officers (from left to right) Philip H. Sheridan, Ulysses S. Grant, David G. Farragut, and William T. Sherman. Sheridan points his sword at Lee, saying, "You commenced the war by taking up arms against the Government and you can have peace only on the condition of your laying them down again." Grant, also holding a sword, insists, "I demand your unconditional surrender, and intend to fight on this line until that is accomplished." Lee tries to placate them, "Cant think of surrendering Gentlemen but allow me through the Chicago platform to propose an armistice and a suspension of hostilities . . . " The 1864 Democratic national convention in Chicago advocated "a cessation of hostilities with a view to an ultimate convention of the states, or other peaceable means" to restore the Union. Davis, unarmed with his hands up, agrees, " . . . if we can get out of this tight place by an armistice, it will enable us to recruit up and get supplies to carry on the war four years longer." Farragut threatens with a harpoon, snarling, " rmistice! and suspension of hostilities'.--Tell that to the Marines, but sailors dont understand that hail from a sinking enemy." Sherman, with raised sword, informs Davis, "We dont want your negores or anything you have; but we do want and will have a just obedience to the laws of the United States."|Probably drawn by John Cameron.|Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y.|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Gale, no. 6722. |Weitenkampf, p. 142.|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1864-6.

U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Library of Congress - Cartoons 1766-1876
Date Added: