The battles leading up to the siege were bloody and costly for the North, and Grant was called a “butcher” for his apparent willingness to sacrifice his men in inconclusive battles. General Grant had his own experience at the siege of Vicksburg to draw upon, where he had learned that sieges were expensive and bad for morale.
This sounded great to Burnside. As long as the plan went off without a hitch.
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Not to be cliché, but it all started with his mother.
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