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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2008 06:01 am
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"And a lot of that blame also falls on Lee, for such attacks like Malvern Hill and Gettysburg."

Yes; this is true in the sense of attrition.  Why didn't Grant learn from these examples?  Of course, the answer will be, because there were other, successful, frontal attacks.  But you'd think that after the first two waves, he'd have gotten the idea.  Am I correct in recalling that he was far back from the field and did not realize the true magnitude of the horror that had befallen those men?

"After Cold Harbor, you could probably come up 10-to-1.

Yeah, that's true.  About 7000 of his would-be positive reviewers died in about 40 minutes, and that kinda put off some of the others, :P.

"My mistake. I thought you were feeling ornery. ;)"

Naw, that's just an act to keep the Yankees nervous - is it working? ;)

"I'm a retired person, which means I no longer multi-task. No multiple threadwork from me."

I'm not retired, which means I don't have time for the complications of multiple thread-work,=+++.

Last edited on Mon Feb 11th, 2008 10:42 am by JoanieReb

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