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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,017 1,017 Browse Search
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War 22 22 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 16 16 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 15 15 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 14 14 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 13 13 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 11 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 11 11 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 9 9 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 8 8 Browse Search
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portunity of appealing to the popular impatience of the war, and bringing it to a close on terms acceptable to the great mass of the Southern people.—Pollard's Lost Cause, pp. 556 and 557. With this view they redoubled their efforts, and with this view the Democrats continued theirs, while a chorus of foreign aristocrats assisted to proclaim the downfall of the republic which they naturally hated and feared. Grant, however, appreciated the situation as fully as his opponents. On the 16th of August, he wrote: I have no doubt the enemy are exceedingly anxious to hold out until the Presidential election. They have many hopes from its effects. They hope a counter-revolution. They hope the election of a Peace candidate. Accordingly, he renewed his preparations for a vigorous and, if necessary, protracted series of campaigns. But the enlistment of the Volunteers had been for three years only, and the term of many of the men was now expiring. It was necessary to provide at once for