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 Posted: Mon Dec 1st, 2008 02:05 am
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A very complicated situation, pam, and not well understood to this day. So long as Grant was under Halleck's thumb he was really good. When he became a bit too independent, he was bad. Then he became good again outside of Halleck's supervision and he got demoted. But he came back and got the CnC's notice. After that, everything he did immediately came to Abe's attention, and everything he did earned Abe's approval.

His is your basic "dumb schmuck makes good" story. It makes a good story for the teeners. There's so much more to the story and it ain't soon going to leak out of the textbooks.

Ole

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