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 Posted: Sat Dec 9th, 2006 04:54 pm
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Good of you to acknowledge Thomas' inclusion -- and for bringing in Meigs and Foote. We often overlook the contributions of the navies brown- and deep water. It is doubtful that Grant would have been so successful if hadn't been for the complementary efforts of Foote

"Old Slow-Trot" was a name given him long before the war for his habit of never galloping his mount. I've read that the only time anyone saw him gallop was in the excitement after Hood's defeat at Nashville. His style was deliberate -- he is not known to have made any kind of military move without having all the details in order. This amused his superiors and often exasperated them. Grant and Sherman were known to be prepared but they were usually of the act-fast-fix-it-later school.



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