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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2008 01:16 am
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Michael C. Hardy

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Location: North Carolina USA
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Meade was no more than a clerk once Grant chose to make his headquarters in the field with the Army of the Potomac. Meade is just lucky he did not go the way of McDowell, McClellan, Burnside, Pope, and Hooker. Grant laid out the strategy, Meade simply did the paper work of implementing it.

Mary Lincoln is the one to call Grant a butcher, not me. Yes, Lee suffered the same number of losses with the Seven Days campaigns. Grant, by this time of the war, should have known better. And, had he not known better prior to the start of the Overland Campaign, then the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and North Anna River should have taught him a little about attacking field fortifications head on.

Something I’m trying to grasp is Grant’s continue support of Sherman after the latter’s failure at Tunnel Hill (Chattanooga). Yes, I know, that is an age-old question.

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