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 Posted: Tue Sep 30th, 2008 04:06 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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Then please pose your question. I assumed you were saying that Shiloh was a draw because, as you said, "And Grant failed to destroy the Confederates. They weren't driven to Corinth.  They left  voluntarily to regroup."

If that's what you were saying, I can't agree. First, it stretches the definition of "voluntarily". They literally did so at the point of a gun(s). Second, if that's the definition of a draw, then you must believe Gettysburg, and 99.5% of all other battles were a draw as well.

The Southern boys fought bravely and valiantly. But they lost the battle.


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