View single post by Hosford1
 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 06:15 pm
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 
Hosford1
Member
 

Joined: Fri Apr 1st, 2011
Location:  
Posts: 6
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Well said, but if your point is that the 118,000 lives were necessary for the win I disagree. Had Grant started with the James/Petersburg part of the campaign rather than ended with it he could have saved over two-thirds of his casualties. Every soldier he lost from The Wilderness to the time he crossed the James was a waste. He should have initiated his action at Petersburg and rolled from there.  And that view isn't simply Monday morning quarterbacking - that was the view McClellan took over a year before....

Last edited on Mon Apr 4th, 2011 06:17 pm by Hosford1

 Close Window