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  • Grant vs. Sherman (Round 1)

    Here are some facts for each player to help you in your voting (From Wikipedia):

    Ulysses S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). He achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War. Grant first reached national prominence by taking Forts Henry and Donelson in 1862 in the first Union victories of the war. The following year, his brilliant campaign ending in the surrender of Vicksburg secured Union control of the Mississippi and—with the simultaneous Union victory at Gettysburg—turned the tide of the war in the North's favor. Named commanding general of the Federal armies in 1864, he implemented a coordinated strategy of simultaneous attacks aimed at destroying the South's ability to carry on the war. In 1865, after conducting a costly war of attrition in the East, he accepted the surrender of his Confederate opponent Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. Grant has been described by J.F.C. Fuller as "the greatest general of his age and one of the greatest strategists of any age." His Vicksburg Campaign in particular has been scrutinized by military specialists around the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_S_Grant

    William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891), born Tecumseh Sherman, was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. He served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy and criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States. Military historian Basil Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tecumseh_Sherman
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    Grant
    77.27%
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    Sherman
    22.73%
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  • #2
    Grant hands down.

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    • #3
      Grant. Guessing a bit though.

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      • #4
        Harder than it looks, but Grant for taking the war finally to Lee and keeping it there.
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        • #5
          Voted for Grant.
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          • #6
            Why does it have to be so hard? Finally decided for Grant.
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            • #7
              WT Sherman

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              • #8
                Sherman gets my vote.
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                • #9
                  Interesting bracket grouping. Will knock out some Civil War favorites right out of the gate. Why not go with the Grant vs. Lee battle and get it over with, Huh?

                  Grant should be chosen over his best friend and subordinate. Sherman was a butcher.
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                  • #10
                    Grants record against Sherman. EZ pick.

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                    • #11
                      Definately Grant over Sherman - no contest!

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                      • #12
                        Grant. Nough said.
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                        • #13
                          Hmmm... I had to delete the sentence I just typed - or else it would have probably been deleted for me... I went with Grant - drunk as he was - he was still a better commander than Sherman...
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                          • #14
                            Face-to-face Grant would win, but Sherman would avoid confrontation and destroy the enemy industry.

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                            • #15
                              Voted for Grant because I hate Sherman so much
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