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Reply to ""get there firstest with the mostest""

Principle of military strategy:

"Get there (in the fight) first and with overwhelming force (and you will dominate the battle)."

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Forrest is often erroneously quoted as saying his strategy was to "git thar fustest with the mostest," but this quote first appeared in print in a New York Times story in 1917, written to provide colorful comments in reaction to European interest in Civil War generals. Bruce Catton writes:

"Do not, under any circumstances whatever, quote Forrest as saying 'fustest' and 'mostest'. He did not say it that way, and nobody who knows anything about him imagines that he did."[24]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Bedford_Forrest
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Last edited by Marius Hancu
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