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 Posted: Wed Apr 17th, 2013 03:08 pm
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Texas Defender

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  You are quite right that General Grant was willing to fight a war of attrition against the CSA. This can be seen from Grant's own words in a letter written to General Butler on 18 April 1864:

  "Every man we hold, when released on parole or otherwise, becomes an active soldier against us at once either directly or indirectly. If we commence a system of exchange which liberates all prisoners taken, we will have to fight on until the whole south is exterminated. If we hold those caught, they amount to no more than dead men."

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