Explain the meaning behind this quote:?

"Lee was the finest general of a Napoleonic age that was passing:Sherman was the first general of an age that was coming." -Samuel Eliot Morison

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sherman was such a great leader that he was bringing on change. Lee had been great for how things were and Sherman would be great for what was coming.

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