I agree. I don't think any can compare with Lee. He was an honorable man, a devout Christian, driven by duty, and a military genius. He didn't and wouldn't play politics. When he surrendered and ordered his troops to lay down their arms and go home, the war was for all practical purposes over. Civilian authorities wanted to continue the struggle but Lee had come to symbolize the south and the people followed his lead. Many officers recommended taking to the hills and waging a guerilla war, it would have lasted decades. Lee would have none of it. He spent the rest of his life as an educator.