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 Posted: Tue Mar 18th, 2008 12:57 pm
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The qualities of a good leader are their ability to make the most of their strengths and allow their weakness to influence the situation as little as possible.  Grant had more men and supplies, but had to transport them to the confrontation. So when other Union commanders suffered a set back then ran back to Washington and had to carry supplies with them, or as often happened leave them behind which re-supplied the Confederates. Grant just fell back keeping his supplies to re-fit his troops and went back on the offensive. This  kept pressure on the Confederats and denied them the supplies the did not have to transport.

Grant was also loyal to his friends. Good quality for a military leader, not so good politicaly as he prooved. 

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