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 Posted: Sun Jul 17th, 2011 05:40 am
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HankC wrote: you say - "I tried looking up commentary on this section of Grant's memoir, but all I found was A Confederate Catechism by Lyon Gardiner Tyler. On question 15 in his book, Had the south gained it's Independence, would it have proved a failure? He use's Grant's memoir as a source that the Confederacy would have become real and respected. Which I found intersting, that at least he saw it the same way as me." What's truly interesting is that you used the same, exact, and incorrect, quote as Tyler ("a real and respected nation.") rather than the correct, and complete, quotation. This bad quote appears on many Lost Cause web sites. Naturally, it casts doubt on what Tyler says and illustrates the point that bad facts, repeated often enough, eventually get a life of their own. you say - "If I am wrong on this subject of Grant's memoir, I will be the first one to admit it. I would also admit I was wrong in using it in the context of an earlier post. The memoir would not change any of my views on the lost cause in any shape or form. " One hopes that fact-based opinions change as the underlying facts are found to be faulty and new facts emerge. HankC
Hank, Are there any commentary other than I gave? What Should it say? Real and respected govenment? That is what Grant say's would have become real and respected. I showed it could not be the opposition as you wrote in an earlier post. If Grant is not talking about the Confederacy. Then who? 

Mark,  I would like to thank you for the response, I agree with your thoughts on the subject matter. Though I would disagree with Grant on the disparity of numbers.

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