Re: Grant, His Canal and Clausewitz
- --- In email@example.com, "josepharose" <josepharose@y...> wrote:
> ...Which shows what? That Grant thought the canal impractical but worked on it anyway;
> Even if Grant stated on 2/4 that "I lost all faith in its ever
> leading to any practical results," he was still working on the canal
> on March 27th. "All work, excepting repairing the crevasse in the
> canal levee, has been suspended for several days, the enemy having
> driven the dredgers entirely out. The canal may be useful in passing
> boats through at night, to be used below, but nothing further."
which is the point appearently made by the author of the article.
> It wasn't just to keep the men occupied, as he brought in dredgesI don't think reallocation of these resources would have changed the results at any of the
> and Black laborers to do the work. As he had four other schemes
> which could use dredges, laborers, and engineers, it would be pretty
> ridiculous for him to waste them on an impractical canal.
other efforts. Do you?
> Grant tried to excuse all of these failed attempts as mere makework,When did he do so?
> but his ORs show the exact opposite. People seem surprised that aWhich people?
> general would make excuses for his failures.