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at truth--"it was all my fault." Apologies for failure form but a very poor substitute for success, and of all people in the world the Yankees are the least willing to accept such apologies in payment for services due. "Resolutions do not build railroads," and excuses do not take cities. It would be more honorable in Grant to release his subordinates and take the blame on himself. His case is that of many a much greater man than himself. He did not take Petersburg for the very same reason that Pompey did not beat C├Žsar. He did not defeat Lee, because Lee defeated him. Let him imitate the magnanimity of Beau Brummell's valet, who, far from claiming infallibility for his master, directed the attention of a visitor to a bushel or two of rumpled cravats lying on the floor, and exclaimed, with true grandeur of soul, "these are our failures." The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Cold Harbor, Sheridan's raid, Kantz's raid, Hunter's campaign, are Grant's failures, and let him say so.