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 Posted: Sun Dec 10th, 2006 04:58 am
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I simply refuse to buy into the lost cause sentiment that Lee lost because of lack of men and materiel rather than Grant's actions in the field. Baloney. From the Wilderness to the end of the war Robert E. Lee was moving backwards and Grant was advancing.

Well, calcav, Lee did suffer greatly from the lack of resources. From Grant's point of view, that was a weakness to exploit. If you have a beef with another, and you're long on will but short on size and strength, you might think that over. "It wasn't fair," comes a bit late and a few dollars short. If you're going to taunt the big guy, don't complain to me that it wasn't a fair fight.

Lee was in it because he believed he had to be. He was proved wrong in the end, but that doesn't detract from his efort.


Last edited on Sun Dec 10th, 2006 05:03 am by ole

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