Well, it seems there is a need for a summary -- General U. S. Grant, being a part of the Union Army and that Army be it a part or as a whole, did win the war and being a part of that whole, is a fact. That fact holds true for every soldier, sailor, Marine that served in the Union Forces be it 'Regulars' or 'Volunteers.'
This thread has had an extended shelf life due to hijacking the original topic.
Just my opinions.
M. E. Wolf
That's to be expected after 33 pages of proving that Grant was instrumental in the Union victory. It got derailed because of the members against Grant not being able to prove that he wasn't. So now it's moved on to Sherman the "virulent racist". If you can't prove one point, deflect it on to another. Classic Lost Cause modus operandi.