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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2011 02:41 am
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ole wrote: hate to say it, but Lincoln never said that line about Grant

He probably didn't.  But it does fit nicely into who Lincoln was. If it isn't true, it ought to be. Although it isn't documented that he did, it is quite impossible to prove that he didn't ... proving the negative and all that.

Grant's enemies, and he had more than a few, were most likely using the drinking to diminish his obviously positive qualities. These accusations come down to us, today, to detract from the man who was arguably, and also probably, the single-most important factor in the reason the Confederacy lost its bid for independence.

If he did drink to excess, it didn't seem to keep him from being a winner.

Ole



"He probably didn't.  But it does fit nicely into who Lincoln was. If it isn't true, it ought to be. "


And this is where the myths come from... if he said it, fine...if he didn't then lets not attribute it to him...there are enough myths about St Abraham.... and it is things like this that make me call him St. Abraham..he has been deified!

Last edited on Sun May 22nd, 2011 02:42 am by 9Bama

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