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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2008 08:08 pm
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Thanks, Clewell.

It is not Grant's fault that he had superior supplies and numbers. From day #1 the Federal armies had superior supplies and numbers. (Make that day # 60 ... or at least modify it as the potential for.....) He did have advantages and, like a skillful general, used them. E.g., If your 40 cannon are 6-pounders and my 40 are 20-pounders, should I feel bad about reducing yours to scrap-metal?

I can understand why the Confederacy would not accept defeat: that old "death before dishonor" thing. It got "death" and "dishonor." Unfortunately, it was Johnny Reb who got the death part of it, but he earned honor. And all we can say is that Grant was a butcher.)))(


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