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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2010 11:06 pm
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Vicksburg had not capitulated when? I can't see a time scale in the question.
Hancock was indeed a great general and corps commander but I don't think he was ever offered command of the AoP although I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong on that.
Grant was a winner simply because he wouldn't ever accept defeat, not after the first day at Shiloh, not after all the setbacks in the Vicksburg campaign or in the Wilderness or the rest of the Overland campaign he just wanted to end it at whatever cost, and I don't deny it was at great cost.

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