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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2007 11:01 pm
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   I cannot say for sure how Sherman addressed Grant. However, I tend to believe that he called him: "Sam," since they were at West Point together for one year. (Sherman being three years ahead). That is where he got the nickname.

   While it isn't proof, Sherman had a bay horse named: "Sam" that might have been named for Grant. That is additional circumstantial evidence.

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