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George McClellan > McClellan Revisited (11 replies - 6955 views)

Yes, but McClellan's idea to cross the James did not come when he was advancing up the Peninsula towards the Seven Days, but afterwards - ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 07:22 pm

George McClellan > McClellan Revisited (11 replies - 6955 views)

Well said, but if your point is that the 118,000 lives were necessary for the win I disagree. Had Grant started with the James/Petersburg part ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 06:15 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 24737 views)

Hank - I've thought a little harder about your definition of the "Lost Cause" myth. I've never seen it in that light. Regardless of whether ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 05:39 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 24737 views)

Good points, Hank. I've not understood the "Lost Cause" position to be as you described - though that sentiment is certainly part of the ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 05:33 pm

General Civil War Talk > "Lost Cause" (103 replies - 24737 views)

The "Lost Cause" position:  the South lost the war due to a shortage of men and material relative to the North.  The implication being the Southern ...   Mon Apr 4th, 2011 02:22 pm

George McClellan > McClellan Revisited (11 replies - 6955 views)

Like most lovers of Civil War history, I grew up believing General McClellan was in the last tier of that war's generals.  And, no doubt, ...   Fri Apr 1st, 2011 05:00 pm


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