View single post by Shadowrebel
 Posted: Sun Sep 10th, 2006 02:05 am
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I respect your opinion and your right to it. By the Wilderness Lee was on the downside of his ability to fight. Grant faced Lee when a series of Union commanders, bad as they may have been, had worn the South down. Grant had easier pickin's compared to the other commanders.

Grant being at Chancellorsville vs Lee and Jackson would have made no difference as the Union army at the time was not as good as the Confederate army fighting wise. Grant was not at Chancellorsville because he was not deemed to be good enough to command the army, he ultimitely prove to be good enough. I do not see where Grant took "risks" at Vicksburg. The Confederates had to fortify Vicksburg and did not have the man power to mount much of an offensive, especially with the commanders they had.



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