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How General Grant Won the Civil War

He could fight and win battles, could this General Ulysses Grant! Other of Lincoln's generals were continually sayin', "I can't!" Though 'twas well-known that General Grant relished his schnapps, Even soused he could concoct solid battle plans by studyin' his maps. Becomin' frustrated with his other generals and their lack of action, Abe suggested to an aide that if it would help them get some traction, He'd like to know what Ulysses drank and where he got the stuff, So he could send a barrel to every general to get him off his duff! Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired (c) All Rights Reserved

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Date: 11/3/2014 5:28:00 PM
You have quite the rich knowledge of American history - though it doesn't surprise me seeing how you're a vet! You would think military background and poetry wouldn't mix very well... that's what makes you unique, my friend. Wit, humor, poetry and service :)
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Date: 11/1/2014 10:28:00 PM
Great work! I have missed your wit and humor. You never disappoint. Love and Blessings, Rhonda
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