Was Grant really a "butcher" as his critics claimed? Do you consider his actions in the war reckless or necessary?

Can Grant's anti-South policies be considered hypocritical because of his earlier owning of slaves?

How did Grant fail so spectacularly in politics?

Taking Grant's life as a whole–from his early failed businesses to his near bankruptcy at his death–should he be considered a success?

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