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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2009 03:58 am
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Thanks Barry for sharing that. 

First, Sherman had a notorious reputation for hating reporters so why would he all of a sudden get jealous of someone else getting all the press attention?

Second, at Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga he never expressed any kind jealousy towards Grant.  In fact, at Vicksburg he proclaimed that Grant deserves all the credit for the victory.  So why in the middle of June '64 would he become jealous of Grant?

Sherman had that "I don't give a damn what other people think" mentality.  I don't see where jealousy comes to play in his actions. 



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