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 Posted: Fri Aug 11th, 2006 03:20 pm
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David White
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Longstreet:

You also need to revisit your casualty figures on Cold Harbor and check out the casualty figures for 1862 and see that Lee  was a "butcher" too, wasting men he could ill afford to lose.

Also look at what Grant did at the North Anna River and James River.  Those two events alone ought to convince you he was not just a heads down attritionist.  Lee laid the trap he wanted to lay for Burnside at the North Anna and Grant recognized it and avoided it-- a true bull in the China Closet would not have avoided the trap there.  He stole a march on the vaunted Lee crossing the James and would have had Petersburg if Butler and WF Smith hadn't botched that operation

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