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29330Re: Grant's view of Joe Johnston

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  • Dave Smith
    Nov 12, 2004
      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, Jfepperson@a... wrote:
      > In a message dated 11/11/2004 6:38:36 PM Eastern Standard Time,
      > illiniillinois@y... writes:
      > I agree. And don't forget there was Lee's comment that McClellan
      > the best general he had ever faced. I think Grant was playing a
      > little tit for tat.
      > =====
      > Except that alleged Lee's comment about McClellan did not come to
      > light until after Grant was dead.

      And was made in private conversation, and reported after Lee's death.

      Funny how so little of those treasured conversations were documented
      while Lee was alive ... :-)

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