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Old 19 Feb 11, 12:35
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Originally Posted by hellboy30 View Post
It really sticks in my craw when I hear folks call Grant "butcher", especially when you look through the statistics of all of his battles.
That started with editorials in Northern newspapers and they have unfortunately stuck ever since. I recall one of my junior high teachers explaining that Grant typically lost a lot of men, but he would win, because he had so many.

I like the perspective from many of you that neither man was a "butcher." I think the author is swinging the pendulum the other way in an attempt to change some long existing historical commentary on Grant.
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