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 Posted: Sat Feb 9th, 2008 02:25 am
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Michael C. Hardy

Joined: Tue Sep 25th, 2007
Location: North Carolina USA
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I agree. Grant attacked Lee’s fortified line (repeatedly) at Cold Harbor. Grant failed to carry that line. It is Grant’s responsibility to ask for terms to take care of his dead and wounded.

What surprises me is that Grant did not leave, to supervise the James River crossings, and turn this chore over to Meade.

I think, and please fell free to disagree, that we often times fail to see Grant’s failures. We see Grant forcing Lee out of the Petersburg entrenchments and ending the war. That’s true, he did. But how many times did Grant attack Lee and fail to accomplish his objective in that 11-month period?

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