Opposing forces, powerful men. Ulysses S. Grant came from common stock. Robert E. Lee was the star wherever he was at. Grant came through West Point with few possibilities for a future. Lee was very successful and it was known that he would become a great military force. They met briefly during the Mexican War. Lee didn’t remember and to Grant, it was a highlight of his life. They faced each other on several battlefields in the Civil War and met in April of 1865 across a kitchen table to bring about an end to that uncivil war. One became a college president and one became president. Come and hear their stories.