Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Grant's lies about Chattanooga
- --- hank9174 <clarkc@...> wrote:
> I must be a reverse Rip Van Winkle...
> I left for vacation in July 2002 and upon returning
> I find it is May
> --- In civilwarwest@y..., "wh_keene" <wh_keene@y...>
> > --- In civilwarwest@y..., "josepharose"
> <josepharose@y...> wrote:
> > As
> > > Grant was sending this force to the top, because
> he wasn't sure if
> > it
> > > was vacated, then he was wrong in stating that
> he expected it to
> > > empty.
> > Grant stated an expectation. Expectation carries
> with it some
> > uncertainty, thus there is nothing strange or
> wrong with sending
> > someone to check in case the expectation was
> wrong. His expectation
> > did prove to be correct.
> > There is nothing wrong with Grant's statment.
> What is wrong is your
> > remark.
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- In 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?