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 Posted: Mon Apr 4th, 2011 07:15 pm
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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....

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