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The effect of this policy was to scatter their forces , and they were beaten in detail , and everywhere . Jefferson Davis was a cautious man , fearful of defeat , and afraid to take large risks . Caution is excellent in its place ...
After the end of the war , when Sheridan was made a lieutenant - general , instead of Meade , on Grant's recommendation , we find this passage in Meade's letters to his wife : " My own sweet love , you can imagine the force of the blow ...
The Union forces might have gone ahead like a steam - roller and smashed Beauregard , but they didn't . ... wrote down their observations , and did everything they could think of except attack Beauregard in force .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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