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 Posted: Wed Dec 3rd, 2008 02:16 am
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Donelson was by far the most formidable. The navy might have taken it, but it would have been a dear price. It had to be taken from the landward side. And Ron is quite correct, another general might have taken it -- W.H.L Wallace for example. Or Smith. But it was Grant.

Mostly I think that Grant didn't take it, but Floyd and Pillow gave it away. And if Sid Johnston had properly manned it, not even Grant could have taken it. Big fubar.

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