Richard S. Ewell

Richard S. Ewell, general in Lee’s army, spoke these prophetic words to General Lee in May of 1861.

“There is one West Pointer, I think in Missouri, little known, and whom I hope the northern people will not find out. I mean Sam Grant. I knew him well at the Academy and in Mexico. I should fear him more than any of their officers I have yet heard of. He is not a man of genius, but he is clear-headed, quick and daring.”

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