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 Posted: Tue Aug 25th, 2009 03:22 pm
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hate to say it, but Lincoln never said that line about Grant

He probably didn't.  But it does fit nicely into who Lincoln was. If it isn't true, it ought to be. Although it isn't documented that he did, it is quite impossible to prove that he didn't ... proving the negative and all that.

Grant's enemies, and he had more than a few, were most likely using the drinking to diminish his obviously positive qualities. These accusations come down to us, today, to detract from the man who was arguably, and also probably, the single-most important factor in the reason the Confederacy lost its bid for independence.

If he did drink to excess, it didn't seem to keep him from being a winner.


Last edited on Tue Aug 25th, 2009 03:23 pm by ole

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