The war of Gettysburg is one of the deadliest 3-days combat held on june1, 1863 fought around the area of Gettysburg among the forces of Union and Confederate during American Civil War. This battle involves large number of killed and injured soldiers, in which Major General George Meade of Union defeated General Robert Lee failing his attempt to capture the North. However the leadership style of Colonel Joshua Chamberlain played a significant role in this historical and remarkable victory.
Comparison of Leadership style of General Lee and Colonel Chamberlain
Undoubtedly the leadership styles of both personalities had a deciding affect on the outcome of the battle. The timing of the battle chosen by Lee was not appropriate as his old and trusted senior officials were not with him. He became egoistic and overlooked organization’s goal. Also he didn’t take right decisions at the right time. Colonel Chamberlain was quite abandoned and not ready to back off from the hill named `little round top’ instead of casualties and less arms and ammunition.