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 Posted: Wed Jul 23rd, 2008 12:04 am
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Dixie,

Wow, I'm very impressed--and a bit jealous. Wish I had time like that to read, read, read!

Reading biographies of the various generals is a good start, but don't forget to read about the battles they were part of, especially those they had important parts in. A general's actions and own words are just as important an indicator of the man as what others say about him.  For example, if you looked at Grant earlier in his career, you might be tempted to think he sucked as a general ( he did do a lousy job in business!), but you have to look at what he did after 1863, too, to really get a good idea of what kind of general/man he was. Helps you get a more well-rounded picture of the person,especially those you eventually decide are your "favorites!"

Have fun reading!

Pam

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