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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2008 02:34 am
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"I agree. Grant attacked Lee’s fortified line (repeatedly) at Cold Harbor. Grant failed to carry that line. It is Grant’s responsibility to ask for terms to take care of his dead and wounded."

Amen.  And now, I can feel truly confident in saying, "and there you have it in a nutshell".

"What surprises me is that Grant did not leave, to supervise the James River crossings, and turn this chore over to Meade.

I think, and please fell free to disagree, that we often times fail to see Grant’s failures. We see Grant forcing Lee out of the Petersburg entrenchments and ending the war. That’s true, he did. But how many times did Grant attack Lee and fail to accomplish his objective in that 11-month period?"

It is a very good thing that you are an author, Michael.  People who can think for themselves like this should be writing, pushing things forward.


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