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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
Fredericksburg was definitely a high point for the Confederacy and a nadir for the Union. Though I feel like much of that is owed to both the incompetence of the Union high command, as well as its constant infighting. In December 1862, there were two blocs within army HQ: Burnside and Hooker. Bu...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]Good info 1987, were many of Lee’s men also support personel decreasing his 40000?[/quote] The Confederates only reported combat effectives in their after action reports. There were more men there when you count their artillery corps, medical corps, and commissary corps. But those weren'...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]A huge contingent of the north thought so at the time too. [/quote] That's because Grant had a lot of enemies on his own side. The Union army was very cutthroat and political, with multiple generals vying to destroy rivals so they could have the glory for themselves. After Grant's victo...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]they had Lee outnumbered severly and his plans had been captured, Yet they managed only a minor victory/draw[/quote] 1. It depends on what you mean by outnumbered severely. The Union army had about 85,000 men of all arms at the Battle of Antietam. But the Union had a different way of co...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]I did in your previous thread iterations. Multiple times. [/quote] Just because you had the brain power to type back a response doesn't mean you shredded my argument. It simply means you responded to me multiple times. Good for you. You have proven that you are sentient. Thank you for ...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]switch Lee, Jackson and Longstreet into control of the army of the Potomac the war would have been more of a footnote instead of a defining moment in history[/quote] I could just as easily make the argument that had Grant been in command of the Army of the Potomac at Antietam the war would...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]I don’t get this simply because he was fighting a war where he had all the advantages any competant general could duplicate what he did. [/quote] So are you arguing that Grant was the North's only competent general?...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]Every month (at the least) you post some thread trying to rile everyone up by propping up Grant, and every month you get torn to shreds. [/quote] Please explain how I have been torn to shreds. I'm very interested in your argument. I have a degree in this subject and write about it quit...
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re: United Methodist Church special session this week - RollTide1987
[quote]Another good rule of thumb is to think about your core beliefs and the search for every verse that says something about that topic. You will end up finding that most ever denomination picks and chooses what they want to believe. All of the hard truths are watered down to appease the masses. ...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]This is what won the war for the north.[/quote] And who executed Winfield Scott's idea? He was booted from his position as General-in-Chief and replaced by McClellan in November 1861. So he had almost nothing to do with its planning or execution. Do you know who did? Grant. [quote...
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re: United Methodist Church special session this week - RollTide1987
[quote]Our church elders aren't optimistic about the likelihood the church avoids a schism.[/quote] [i]Sola Scriptura[/i] strikes again. ...
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re: Is Brie Larson tanking Captain Marvel with her comments? - RollTide1987
[quote]Need to know how Captain Marvel ends up in 2019 and I bet the post credit is gonna be Wild AF [/quote] I think I am going to do something I have never done and just read spoilers for the movie. I refuse to watch Captain Marvel because, quite frankly, Brie Larson has successfully triggere...
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re: REM Melting Now, Will any Survive 8 Years of Trump? - RollTide1987
[quote]REM Melting Now[/quote] [img]https://media.giphy.com/media/8jMoJOednNiRq/giphy.gif[/img]...
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Pat Caddell, Fox News contributor, DNC pollster, dead at 66 - RollTide1987
I used to see this guy arguing for the other side back when I watched cable news. He always seemed level-headed and willing to compromise somewhere in the middle. Sad to see him go. [img]https://www.mediaite.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Screen-Shot-2014-02-17-at-4.27.59-PM.png[/img] [link...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]Lee bled Grant’s forces against all odds until Lee ended up trapped at Petersburg. [/quote] Grant bled Lee's forces just as bad, if not worse. Grant lost 13% of his force at the Battle of the Wilderness; compare that to the 18% casualties Lee suffered in the two-day engagement. Lee los...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]Grant had an army 2.2 times bigger than his foe, and he had an industrialized nation against a hodge-podge force made up of farming communities and he struggled to gain victory[/quote] Well...for one, your first argument is fairly inaccurate. Grant's armies in the west were virtually alwa...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]And arguably Grant does not deserve the blame as these were poor political calculations on the part of Lincoln.[/quote] There is no argument. Grant did not want Banks, Sigel, or Butler anywhere near high command. The initial failures of the spring campaign of 1864 were almost entirely du...
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re: The Top 10 Greatest Generals of All-Time (according to Moneyball math) - RollTide1987
[quote]Red River Campaign was an epic disaster[/quote] The Red River Campaign was not on Grant. Nathaniel Banks was originally supposed to go for Mobile under Grant's grand strategy but Banks got his own way as he was a political general from an important state during an election year. Grant di...
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