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 Posted: Thu Sep 11th, 2008 11:20 pm
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Marty,

Assuming that it's true that the "winners wrote the history" where the Civil War is concerned, then how do we explain the following paradox -

The historical reputation of the winning side's most famous general is that of an ignorant, falling down drunk who only won because he had more men to throw away. And the losing side's most famous general is widely regarded as one of the greatest military geniuses in American history, and possibly world history.

Put aside for a moment the accuracy or non-accuracy of these claims, and consider this - If you were on the winning side and in charge of writing the history, is this how you would want your most famous general, and your enemy's most famous general, portrayed?

Perry

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