Originally Posted by lundin
Grant wasnt a great tactician, he just had the stomach to do what none of the other Northern generals would do. he was the only one to realise that the only way he would beat the south was to win the war of artition, and he did that marvelosly. he wasnt a bad general, but he was by no means a great tactician or strategist.
Your argument seems to contradict itself. How is being the only Union General to realise how to win the war NOT great strategy? He captured forts Henry and Donelson to gain control of the Mississippi valley. It was his strategy that allowed the Union to cut the Confederacy in two and then ultimately destroy it. His capture of Vicksburg was due in large part to his ability to "fight and manoeuver". Please define your argument further and support it.