At a recent rally, Our President noted it took an Ohio man, Ulysses Grant, to pen Robert E. Lee in.
The usual suspects went nuts, because it's apparently forbidden to say anything complimentary about Confederate leaders.
For the record, it was as much the ineptitude of feckless commanders such as McClellan, Burnside, and Hooker as it was any generalship that made Lee look good. Yes, given his circumstances, he had to take risks, but his risks mostly didn't pay off. It took Grant less than two months to pen Lee in at Petersburg.