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 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2008 10:28 am
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Joanie

Sorry if my post sounded like I was trying to correct you.  It was not the intent.  I was just trying to explain the reason why I think Grant was able to send his men into battle at Cold Harbor and remain behind the lines smoking cigars and whittling wood.  In his heart he knew he had to pay the price for ending the war. 

Even he admitted later that he had used bad tactics.  And he regretted the attack at Cold Harbor as much as anything during the war. (see his Memoirs)

Besides I am the last person on this Board that should be correcting anyone.  I am just here to learn and throw my two cents in from time to time.  I am an amateur historian and thankful to have found such a treasure trove of good information.

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