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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 604 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 570 8 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 498 4 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 456 2 Browse Search
William A. Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. 439 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 397 3 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 368 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 368 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 334 0 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 330 0 Browse Search
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Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, I. (search)
I. At the age of thirty-nine, Grant was an obscure failure in a provincial town. To him and his family, for whom he could not earn needful bread, his father had become a last shelter against the struggle of life. Not all the neighbours knew his face. At the age of forty-three his picture hung in the homes of grateful millions. His name was joined with Washington's. A little while, and we see him step down, amid discordant reproach, from Washington's chair, having helplessly presided omes of grateful millions. His name was joined with Washington's. A little while, and we see him step down, amid discordant reproach, from Washington's chair, having helplessly presided over scandal and villany blacker than the countery had thus far witnessed. Next, his private integrity is darkly overcast, and the stroke kills him. But death clears his sky. At the age of sixty-three, Grant died; and the people paused to mourn and honour him devotedly. All the neighbours know his face today.
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, II. (search)
dignity more important to him than the Union. Grant, meeting singular injustice after winning Doneority rates Buell a more military soldier than Grant, and very likely he was. But Buell thought of himself and forgot his country, while Grant thought of his country and forgot himself. Out of thisrast a bright light falls, and we begin to see Grant. Writing intemperately, his friends explain hnd military talents of greater brilliancy than Grant's fought on both sides. Purely as captains, Ld rank with Charles of Sweden or Conde. Yet Grant sits above and apart. Is this accident? Is iter certainty of the Union's success burned in Grant like a central fire, and, with all his limitatmes the renowned remark, when they tell him of Grant's intemperance: I wish I knew what brand of whelt the power near at hand, as he fought under Grant, and wrote to him that it was something which will and great indolence met about equally in Grant; therefore he stood still, needing a push from
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, III. (search)
arious ardent pens have attempted to embellish Grant's boyhood. He has even been given illustriousis the father's narrative. And before leaving Grant's plain, self-reliant, uncommercial ancestry, s whole story is here written in nicknames. Grant's boyhood is like his ancestry,--wholesome, pa It would be strangely inconsistent to find in Grant's adolescence any signs of precocity, such as or warned him that others did not possess it. Grant believes every one as honest as himself, was sWashington broke out at Monmouth Court-house. Grant's one weakness, drinking, has therefore been tof war, war for war's sake, struck no spark in Grant. But he brought to its practice a sagacity an is un-American. Ben Butler in his book says: Grant evidently did not get enough of West Point in I thought so, too, if he did. The Italics are Grant's own, and he seldom uses them. Since his caron have died with the two that spoke them; but Grant loved and honoured Smith with a special feelin[8 more...]
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, IV. (search)
ng, whether in Louisiana or at Corpus Christi, Grant's thoughts still saw the goal of a professorsh a valid reason for staying behind with them. Grant never did, however, but was always in the thicGeneral Scott in the spring; and in later days Grant, having the chance to even things with the brot's Harbor became regimental Headquarters; and Grant was there for twelve months, when he was ordery of the Isthmus. On account of her health, Mrs. Grant did not go with him. He passed the next year to drink; and both at different times visited Grant, and overcame him. It has been plainly writtenies with what is still reported on the coast. Grant's commandant asked for his resignation, which elow himself he was living? In March, 1860, Grant went to weigh leather and buy hides for his faealth. This must be remembered in considering Grant's acceptance of presents in acknowledgment of e man in thirty-eight to the Revolution, while Grant's ancestral state, Connecticut, furnished one [1 more...]
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
f thousands of lives. Sherman's own letter to Grant, March 10, 1864, hints this, but with the indu supplied all this. There seems no doubt that Grant possessed grand strategy — and none that his tas told, and has eaten everything. Umph, said Grant, everything? A pie did remain; and for this ton that sixty thousand men were necessary, let Grant go with seventeen thousand, and seven gunboatsre Foote. This was February 2. In four days, Grant had Fort Henry. In ten more, Fort Donelson anht in nine days; but Halleck was afraid to let Grant know the hand he had in it. Grant never vouchsGrant never vouchsafed a syllable to the world's injurious assaults upon him at this hour or at any other of his lifef Shiloh, Buell arriving in time to re-enforce Grant for Monday's fight. The words of Buell are thPorter's headquarters with an order to relieve Grant, if it were necessary. Porter told Thomas thand stripes wave upon Missionary Ridge. When Grant rode up among this seething triumph, the men q[108 more...]
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, Bibliography. (search)
vivid story of the cavalry battles yet told. III.* personal history of Ulysses S. Grant. By Albert D. Richardson. (Hartford, Conn., 1868: American Publishing Coan either its contemporaries or its followers. IV. Military history of Ulysses S. Grant. By Adam Badeau. (New York, 1868-81: D. Appleton & Co.) A pompous third-y narrative thus far written in this country. VI. * personal Memoirs of U. S Grant. Two volumes. (New York, 1885-86: Charles L. Webster & Co.; Century Company, an and Sheridan. They make a trilogy that will outlast any criticism. VII. Grant in peace. By Adam Badeau. (Hartford, Conn., 1887: S. S. Scranton & Co.) Containdigested, readable. A good cartoon of the period. XIII. * Campaigning with Grant. By General Horace Porter, Ll.D. (New York, 1897: The Century Company.) An engaging and charming book. Grant's personality is nowhere better drawn. XIV. A Bird's-eye view of our Civil War. By Theodore Ayrault Dodge. (Boston and New York,