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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 05:40 pm
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Before Grant arrives in the East, the 2 armies there lose a combined 214,000 casualties from 1861-1864.
 
In that time, despite all the maneuvering down the Peninsula and up into Maryland and Pennsylvania, the sprintime front line moves from Fairfax to Warrenton - maybe 30 miles, mostly sideways.
 
In a bit less than a year, Grant ends the war at the cost of about 118,000 more combined casualties.
 
Grant knows that time is precious. With the war costing 3,000 lives a *week*, acting now saves many lives in the future.
 
Unlike, say, McClellan, Rosecrans and Thomas, Grant initiates action and rolls with the punches...
 
 
Cheers,
HankC

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