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Thread #55326 Message #864692
Posted By: JedMarum
11-Jan-03 - 04:53 PM
Thread Name: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Subject: RE: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Not only did they do nothing, they worked to hold donw those who did! The skills to rise to the top of a peacetime military were certainly NOT the skills needed to rise to the top of a wartime military! The Army of the Potomac certainly proved that, prior to US Grant's rise. The Federal victory was NOT simply a matter of Northern might, power and resources. Grant built a wining military AND political strategy, and was effective (not flawless) at directing its execution.