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 Posted: Sat Apr 4th, 2009 04:43 pm
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As pointed out Grant was better at politics then historians give him credit. As President he ended the political career of Senator Sumner after opposing him on buying half an island in the Caribbean.

Grant and Halleck join forces to use Lew Wallace as the "scape goat" for Shiloh.

Even with Cold Harbor, the Overland Campaign was obvious successful to anyone observing it. Grant was catching flak for the numbers of dead and wounded but he was perceived as winning against Bobby Lee.

  The problem with my assertion is that the Overland campaign was such a success that Grant never needed a "scape goat."

PvtClewell, you know that Grant's promotion to LT. Gen. was as much a political one as for him winning battles. If he would have said he wanted to be President or was a Democrat he would not have gotten the job...

musing...

 

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