Letters: May 3, 1968

Lyndon's General

Sir: Your cover article on General Creighton Abrams [April 19], if written 100 years ago, could almost word for word describe General Grant—tactics, strategy, personality—even the cigar, the horsemanship, and the West Point class standing. Grant is still probably the greatest general ever to wear an American uniform. It took him one year after achieving command to end the Civil War. It took only six months to ensure the re-election of a troubled President who at that stage thought himself a failure, and who now is regarded by most as our...

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