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    Winfield Scott. During the Mexican-American War, Robert E. Lee distinguished himself in numerous engagements while acting as an aide to Winfield Scott. Winfield Scott, impressed by the energy and intelligence of his young officer, would provide three brevet promotions to Lee during the war. Winfield Scott, a fellow Virginian, offered Colonel Lee the opportunity to command the Federal army at the start of the Civil War. After some painful deliberation, Lee rejected the offer, resigned his commission, and joined the Confederate Army.

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    Winfield Scott. During the Mexican-American War, Robert E. Lee distinguished himself in numerous engagements while acting as an aide to Winfield Scott. Winfield Scott, impressed by the energy and intelligence of his young officer, would provide three brevet promotions to Lee during the war. Winfield Scott, a fellow Virginian, offered Colonel Lee the opportunity to command the Federal army at the start of the Civil War. After some painful deliberation, Lee rejected the offer, resigned his commission, and joined the Confederate Army.

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