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factual error in New York

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Initial post: Apr 7, 2011, 8:53:25 AM PDT
P. Meany says:
In the chapter 1863, he states that General Grant has just defeated the Rebels at Gettysburg. General Grant was not at Gettysburg. Meade was the union commander

Posted on Jun 9, 2011, 5:31:58 AM PDT
Myra Lemon says:
i really liked this book, but after finishing it, i realized there was no mention of the consolidation of the burroughs into the city of new york. was this an oversight or did the author consider it not an important event?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2012, 4:43:12 PM PST
Grant was the Supreme Commander of the Union Army at the time of Gettysburg

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2012, 3:55:10 AM PST
white horses says:
Grant was in Vicksburg at the time of Gettysburg and became Supreme Commander after his victory there.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012, 12:35:33 PM PDT
plunkett was in a pub and missed the war

Posted on Dec 29, 2012, 5:40:28 PM PST
G. Schark says:
I agree with P. Meany and Whitehorse. I am a retired American history teacher who taught A.P. U.S. History in the last four years of my career. Overall, I was very impressed by the scholarship that went into "New York", as well as with the characters and strong plot lines. That is why I was disturbed when it was written that "troops were requested from General Grant, the winner of Gettysburg", in order to quell the draft riots of 1863. Anyone with some understanding of the Civil War knows that General Meade was the winner of Gettysburg, while General Grant finally conquered Vicksburg, MS, in early July of 1863.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013, 11:12:39 PM PDT
Reader says:
In the chapter "Niagara 1825" it is stated: "Lake Ontario is higher than Lake Erie". The opposite is actually true.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2013, 12:27:57 PM PDT
HRH-DMK says:
Perhaps Rutherfurd meant higher in latitude (rather than elevation)?
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