|View single post by JG6789|
|Posted: Tue Apr 24th, 2012 07:59 pm||
|Texas Defender wrote:
I am well aware of what General Grant's position was in the spring of 1864.
Sorry if I offended you by mentioning the fact that a full appreciation of Grant’s strategic ability has to take into consideration all the armies of the United States and not just the Army of the Potomac. I’ll refrain from mentioning obvious facts if you refrain from posting Wikipedia links to “educate” me about attrition.
In the East, General Grant's objective was the DESTRUCTION of the ANV.
But not through attrition…
It wasn't to keep it from dispatching reinforcements to other commands.
By the end that was absolutely one of his goals. All the while, of course, he kept his eyes open for an opportunity to destroy the ANV in Battle.