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The fact is that he possessed absolutely no native talent for soldiering — and he did not like the military profession . The molding force of West Point had to struggle here with raw material that was not adapted to its processes ...
In the meantime , the governor was distributing military commissions right and left to men who knew nothing whatever about army organization . These untrained officers got in the habit of coming to Grant and asking him what to do .
265 Such a cross - country campaign would have upset all the Confederate military plans , would have disorganized the entire Confederate system of supply and transportation , and might have brought the war to an end before 1865 .
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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
OBSESSIONS AND FANTASIES
THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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