|View single post by Shadowrebel|
|Posted: Mon Jul 24th, 2006 11:21 am||
You are not ignorant,not seeking knowledge is the only way to have "gross ignorance".
Here is a short answer during the Mexican War Lee servered under Winfield Scott and impressed him. Scott rose by the time of the war to command of the entire U.S. army. Try this site http://www.carpenoctem.tv/military/lee.html
Lee was serving with General Wool at the beginning of the Mexican War, but was reassigned to General Winfield Scott’s staff at his special request. In that capacity he had opportunity to demonstrate such brilliance and heroism that General Scott was prompted to write that Lee was "the very best soldier I ever saw in the field." source (http://www.swcivilwar.com/lee.html)
Have fun learning about the war.
Last edited on Mon Jul 24th, 2006 11:22 am by Shadowrebel