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 Posted: Wed Apr 6th, 2011 01:44 am
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I think Grant's reputation as a general who won by sheer force of numbers is undeserved. Of the four times during the war that an entire army was destroyed or captured (Ft. Donelson, Vicksburg, Nashville and Appomattox) three of those were achieved by Grant. Even Lee and Jackson couldn't boast of such Austerlitz victories. Ft. Donelson and Vicksburg were achieved against Confederate numbers that were on parity to the Union forces in enemy territory. Thoughts?

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