By contrast, I'm not sure Lee really thought of a war as being more than a series of battles that were fought until one side gave up.
command focus to the east that hadn't been seen and proved successful. One would argue that
he played fast and loose with the lives of his men. Another argument would be that he finished
the nonsense that was going on, and got on with "Real war".
Bottom line is he got the ring, and there's no arguing that.