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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
what men may look for in the way of fame. It was towards the last of the fighting, at the time when our troops took by assault the works immediately round the City of Mexico. Grant was regimental quartermaster of the regiment commanded by Colonel Garland; and, it appears, at the attack on the Campo Santo, he, with about a dozen men, got round the enemy's flank and was first in the work. Somewhat after, he came to the then Lieutenant Hunt and said: Didn't you see me go first into that work the other day? Why, no, said Hunt, it so happened I did not see you, though I don't doubt you were in first. Well, replied Grant, I was in first, and here Colonel Garland has made no mention of me! The war is nearly done; so there goes the last chance I ever shall have of military distinction! The next time, but one, that Hunt saw him, was at Culpeper, just after he was made Lieutenant-General. Well, sir! cried our Chief-of-Artillery, I am glad to find you with some chance yet left for mili
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
ote, 212. Fessenden, Francis, 248. Fessenden, William Pitt, 249, 259. Field, Charles W., 360. Fitzhugh, Norman R., 286. Flag of truce, 149, 170. Flint, Edward A., 278, 311. Forbes's naked-eyed Medusa, 226. Forsyth, James William, 357. Fort Fisher, 316. Fort Harrison, 281. Fort Stedman, 323. Fort Wadsworth, 249. Freikle, —, 287. French, William Henry, 26, 52, 53, 60, 80; described, 10; at Kelly's Ford, 43; failure to connect, 54; rage of, 57. Freeman's Bridge, 294. Garland, John, 313. Garrett's Tavern, 121. Gatineau, —, 262. General, and details of movements, 214. Germanna Ford, 86. Germans, poor showing, 131, 207, 214, 277, 285. Getty, George Washington, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 300. Gettysburg, battle of, 7. Gibbon, John, 92, 103, 134, 147, 291, 329, 338; described, 107, 268; on Jericho, 135. Girardey, Victor J. B., 216. Globe Tavern, 219, 233, 234. Graham, William Montrose, 16. Grant, Lewis Addison, 175. Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 87, 93, 123,