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 Posted: Sat Dec 9th, 2006 06:13 am
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There were lots of relative unknowns who did great things; and most of the greats had their bonehead moments.

I notice no one nominated Thomas. He was, in fact, a rock. He did as much for the Union cause as Longstreet did for the Confederacy's. I'm not contending that he was great, but he certainly deserves to be in on the discussion.

But it has to be Grant. He knew how to pick his team and how to marshall available resources and put them to good use. Out of all the obscure misfits in the US, choosing him had to be an act of providence. I take points away from Lee for his fixation on Virginia when the west was collapsing.

So. It's Grant.


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