Statistics for occurrence #1 of “U. S. Grant” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2:
...Gettysburg, information was received of the fall of Vicksburg.
The despatch containing the information was written on the blackboard, and was in these words:—
Vicksburg has surrendered. U. S. Grant . Instantly shouts of joy went up from the assembled merchants.
When the immediate excitement had subsided, they joined with uncovered heads in singing,—
Praise God, from whom all blessin...
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