Re: Letter about Gen. R. E. Lee
Van dorn cost grant a lot of money - the most he did was slow him down - an inconvenience. Sherman, Thomas and sheridan all great Generals. However, they all took orders from Grant who planned most of the campaigns. Halleck??? I think you mean Taylor who Grant served under in Mexican war. Halleck was a glorified pencil pusher. Iuka was a Union victory anyway - Grant and others missed the que to advance.