... were to ... Since Grant s order called for Hooker to get on the Summertown road, and since the Summertwon road was the enemy s line of retreat, where isMessage 1 of 267 , Aug 1, 2002View Source--- In civilwarwest@y..., "josepharose" <josepharose@y...> wrote:
> You agree with me, it seems, that Grant made a "mistake in hiswere "to
> comment about knowing the Mt. was evacuated" in his memoirs. But
> Grant did worse than that; he asserted that Hooker's orders
> intercept the enemy's retreat," yet Grant's orders clearly calledSince Grant's order called for Hooker to get on the Summertown road,
> for moving to the top of the mountain.
and since the Summertwon road was the enemy's line of retreat, where
is the error?
In a message dated 8/8/02 4:25:02 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:Message 267 of 267 , Aug 8, 2002View SourceIn a message dated 8/8/02 4:25:02 PM, josepharose@... writes:
<< Now, which of the two men, Wood or Grant, had been bending the truth
(if not breaking it)? I think that the evidence heavily points to
Grant. Because I think that he did so, I question his integrity,
here and elsewhere. >>
It appears to me that you cherry pick data to support your presumption that
Grant was a worthless fool. Grant's contemporaries - even enemies - praised
his integrity to the max. So how come that by standing in the dim hindsight
of 150 years you are able to see what they did not see?
Finally please explain why Thomas is incapable of standing on his own merit
and can only be praised by faulting Grant?