I was doing some research when I came across this quote from Robert E. Lee
This got me wondering what was it about him that made General Lee think so highly of him. Was it his great ability to rebuild the army physically and materially or more importantly the morale of the troops; or was it his tatical skills.. Though McClellan was a inept as a fast striking offensive minded officer as mentioned by President Lincoln in this quote"Asked then who was the ablest Federal general he had opposed throughout the war, Robert E. Lee replied without hesitation "McClellan, by all odds.""
In the mode of defense, however, he countered many of Lee's moves as shown in the Seven days campaign, and also suprised Lee with his speed in the response to his first attempted invasion of the North.. Though, having a copy of Lee's orders certainly didn't hurtI said I would remove him if he let Lee's army get away from him, and I must do so. He has got the slows, Mr. Blair."
So my question I'd like to put out on this forum is what qualities about McClellan do you think Lee was admiring that placed him above say Grant..