Civil War Institute
Before they were great Civil War generals, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant were fathers. Lee had seven children, three sons and four daughters. Grant was the father of three boys and a single girl. Though they are intended to paint overwhelmingly positive portraits of the two men, their children’s words give us a sense of these two generals as fathers and the ways in which they reflected standard trends in fathering during the Victorian Era. [excerpt]
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Cocco, Abigail, "Lee and Grant: Images of Fatherhood in Victorian America" (2018). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 266.