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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2007 03:32 am
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Ole:

I think Shiloh is a poor example of Grant's defensive capabilities. He made many mistakes in that battle, and the nature of the battle (lack of command and control on both sides, inexperienced troops) leads me to believe the battle is a credit to the individual soldier on both sides more than it is to the Generals on either side (an argument that can be made for any battle surely, but perhaps more so with Shiloh).

Also, Grant sieze the initiative and not let go? The same, I think,  can also be said about Lee.

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