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eneral, forwards copy of missing despatches to Grant, 874. Marengo, Napoleon's famous battle, 86rsburg, 705; reference to, 715-738; order from Grant, 827; orders not obeyed at Petersburg, 831; orided by slavery question, 143. Mexican War, Grant in, 868. Michie, Maj. Peter S., directs worl Thomas at, 655; Buel's headquarters at, 872; Grant consults with Buel at, 873-875. Nassau, expal, ordered to co-operate with Butler, 621; in Grant's report, 647. Serrell, Col. Edward W., belparade of troops, 218. in Halleck's letter to Grant, 878; the hero of Gettysburg, 878; object of jnd relief to Gilmore, 665-666; ordered to join Grant, 671; attempts to capture Petersburg, 687, 693 779; relieves Butler of his command, 827-828; Grant requests Butler's removal, 829; Butler's teleg 852; position assigned graduates of, 863-864; Grant at, 865, 866, 868; order of promotion at, 867;. Wilderness, battle of, reference to, 636; Grant's report of, 646-647; reference to, 705, 710. [19 more...]
end, we will find where the enemy's weak point is. To Butler Grant described the operations on the left, and said: This woe enemy modified his defensive line north of the James, and Grant strengthened Fort Harrison and turned its guns against thosd now become extremely delicate. Ground had been gained by Grant at each extremity; the right and left wings were both advan the circle, he could transfer troops in a few hours, while Grant, on the arc, required a day to move his men from Petersburgs more than equalized by the position the other enjoyed. Grant, however, was steadily acquiring ground which must in the e. The returns of each army for the month of September show Grant's fighting force, in the armies of the Potomac and the Jame reduced by the same long and arduous service as Lee's, and Grant's recent recruits had not been numerous. The above statemeay be calamitous. There have been critics who pronounced Grant's method of extending north and south of the James simultan
's line found to extend further than expected Grant suspends operation returns to City Point, supe not abundant here. Sheridan's purpose under Grant's orders has been to render the Valley untenab engineers, will be sent to consult with you. Grant had said nothing about fortifying, or provisioell prepared. He then went on to Washington. Grant meanwhile had been notified of the interceptedof personal influence in military history. As Grant telegraphed to the government: Turning what biand, naturally enough, the severest censors of Grant were those who suffered most by his success. their half-formed works. This did not express Grant's view, and when the order was submitted to higreatly on this occasion. Accordingly, when Grant returned from the bridge, he gave orders to su all his preference for aggressive operations, Grant was no rash or inconsiderate commander. He wahad not yet reached Lee's last line of supply, Grant intended to force the hand of Lee. He was like[59 more...]
ts of President Lincoln personal character of Grant wife and children at City Point military fam Presidential election political position of Grant views in regard to soldiers' vote efforts of change of military situation preparations of Grant to meet Hood geography of Tennessee characteriting was to be done by one of the staff; for Grant wrote few letters himself, only the despatchesmovements in front of Petersburg and Richmond, Grant always had a representative with that army witults which he himself scrupulously avoided. Grant indeed rarely showed vexation at occurrences, opened. Among the despatches thus delayed was Grant's permission of October 11th, for Sherman to mof November, and at six P. M. on the same day, Grant telegraphed to Sherman: Do you not think it ad to start. At 9.30 P. M. of the 2nd, however, Grant's second telegram arrived, and Sherman answere as chief of staff, but intended of course for Grant and the government. I have balanced all the f[72 more...]
end, we will find where the enemy's weak point is. To Butler Grant described the operations on the left, and said: This woe enemy modified his defensive line north of the James, and Grant strengthened Fort Harrison and turned its guns against thosd now become extremely delicate. Ground had been gained by Grant at each extremity; the right and left wings were both advan the circle, he could transfer troops in a few hours, while Grant, on the arc, required a day to move his men from Petersburgs more than equalized by the position the other enjoyed. Grant, however, was steadily acquiring ground which must in the e. The returns of each army for the month of September show Grant's fighting force, in the armies of the Potomac and the Jame reduced by the same long and arduous service as Lee's, and Grant's recent recruits had not been numerous. The above statemeay be calamitous. There have been critics who pronounced Grant's method of extending north and south of the James simultan
's line found to extend further than expected Grant suspends operation returns to City Point, supCrook's force the Valley can be held. To this Grant replied on the 3rd of October; You can take up extremely desirable. I propose to visit General Grant, and would like to see you first. On th not abundant there. Sheridan's purpose under Grant's orders has been to render the Valley untenab The rebels indeed so thoroughly appreciated Grant's policy that they themselves acted on the same. The difficulty Meade found in expressing Grant's idea, may be thought to illustrate the unadvreport the situation at the bridge; several of Grant's own aides-de-camp were sent to reconnoitre; became engaged with the enemy, and contrary to Grant's orders and intentions, an assault was made othere was a more concentrated movement made by Grant. But although his operations had thus takende an unsuccessful advance north of the James, Grant promptly seized the opportunity to continue th[59 more...]
ference of character between Grant and Thomas Grant and Sherman direct concentration in Tennessee danger of Thomas reinforcement of Thomas by Grant situation on the Tennessee Grant visits the wrapped in the overcoat of a private soldier, Grant liked to form one of the group around this fir evidence enough that Lincoln was a great man. Grant often said at this time that he thought him byults which he himself scrupulously avoided. Grant indeed rarely showed vexation at occurrences, tches of the siege of Petersburg. Even when Grant had thrown himself on his bed, one of his stafr 11th, for Sherman to make his march; so that Grant was actually preparing and arranging for Shermvocation originated at Washington, was urging Grant for permission to start. At 9.30 P. M. of the 2nd, however, Grant's second telegram arrived, and Sherman answered at once: Despatch of 11.30 A. t was known at the Headquarters of the armies, Grant telegraphed to Halleck: I suppose without my s[72 more...]