Today I was reading over the House Divided blog, and I came across the Civil War tag. This tag provoked me to search the New York Times website for any interesting articles pertaining to the subject. I landed on a recent article from October 17th entitled, “Two Generals, Still Manuevering”. The article focused on the two prominent generals of the Civil War: Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant.
The exhibit entitled, “Grant and Lee in War and Peace,” has raised skepticism about how Grant and Lee will be depicted in comparison to each other. In this famous picture on the right by Leon Gerome Ferris, General Lee is surrendering to Grant, but this is not evident from just looking at the picture. It will be interesting to see if the new exhibit present’s Lee in the same way- it seems to be a common theme for this scene’s illustration these days.