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 Posted: Tue Aug 7th, 2012 02:05 am
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Texas Defender

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  I believe that the quote from General Grant's memoirs is: "I have always regretted the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made."

  One person on the Union side who called General Grant a butcher at the time was Mary Lincoln. She complained to her  husband that Grant was: "A butcher," and that he was: "Unfit to command an army," and that he would: "Depopulate the north." I don't know if Mr. Lincoln made a reply to his wife on the matter, but my guess is that he was thinking again what he had said to General Grant's detractors years before, which was: "I can't spare the man. He fights."

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