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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
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t settled in Connecticut, from which state General Grant's grandfather, who was a soldier through t to point a moral or adorn a biography. But Grant's boyhood was not very remakable, and gave no y some mistake Mr. Hamer gave his name as Ulysses S. Grant, probably confounding his name with that ysses Grant was henceforth to be known as Ulysses S. Grant. These initials were highly popular wiusiastically hailed as unconditional surrender Grant. The name which a blunder assigned to him has first scholar, and the signal success of Ulysses S. Grant, who ranked even below the middle of his class. Grant's genial though retiring disposition, and quiet and unassuming manners, gradually mduct and respect towards him on their part. Grant appreciated the advantages he enjoyed at West aves, they may learn from the nobler career of Grant that patriotism and fidelity are their own grey a loyal people. On the 1st of July, 1843, Grant, having passed the final examination at West P[13 more...]
brother. a higher destiny reserved for him. When Grant received his first commission, the little army of then the battle of Palo Alto took place, May 8, 1846. Grant was with his regiment upon that field, and dischargeh and ready's campaign, except that of Buena Vista. Grant's position as a cool and plucky officer was well estmber 13, 1847, the date of the last-named battle. Grant earned his reputation and his promotion in this Mexi after their long and arduous service. At this time Grant, still holding the rank of lieutenant, though a captf Frederick Dent, Esq., a merchant of St. Louis. Mrs. Grant has happily shared her husband's fortunes from thwas ordered to the Pacific, and a battalion to which Grant was attached was stationed in Oregon. While there hsiness, and was quite as content to be called Farmer Grant as Captain Grant, though generally known by the lattCaptain Grant, though generally known by the latter title. He carried the produce of his farm to market himself, and might often have been seen driving his lad
Chapter 3: The rebellion. Grant's patriotism. Raises a company of volunteers. Tenders his sattle of Belmont. victory too much for new troops. Grant's Watchfulness.--we have whipped them once, boys, anpe. the purpose accomplished. misrepresentations. Grant's generosity to his subordinates.--better that I shoy. Halleck's want of appreciation. Fort Donelson. Grant's determination. the Fort invested. engagements. oners. the effect of the victory on the country. Grant, as before remarked, had never taken much interest is issued on the 15th of April, 1861, and on the 19th Grant had raised a company of volunteers in Galena, and wa himself of the services of an educated officer like Grant, and desired that he should aid in organizing the troops volunteering in that state. Grant felt that he could be of more service to his country in the field, and o troops. General Badeau's Military History of U. S. Grant. He twice called at the headquarters of McClellan
. To some able officers, and among them General Grant, it appeared that there was a surer and qued him. One day General Sherman bolted into Grant's tent, and found him suffering under his sensntion from the alleged mistakes of Shiloh, and Grant was no longer subject to the calumnies which h called to Washington as general-in-chief, and Grant resumed his former command; not, however, tillarmy had already gone towards Chattanooga, and Grant's army was still further depleted by the deparre of four divisions to reinforce the former. Grant was, therefore, compelled to act entirely on ttheir forces, attacked Corinth, to which place Grant had hurried Rosecrans, and made other provisiod forces of the rebels until it was too late. Grant was somewhat chagrined at this, for his plans ever, was advantageous to the Union cause, and Grant's district was relieved from apprehensions of ved deserved commendation; but more was due to Grant than partial observers allowed. His were the [10 more...]
ignity, and the sullen Discourtesy of rebels. Grant's confidence of success. his persistency dashions of jealousy and misrepresentation. While Grant was engaged in defending his district of West He atoned for his former injustice by allowing Grant great freedom of action, and heartily aiding he cavalry. Some rebel women came one day to Grant's headquarters, smiling with exultation at theo endangered the success of the movement, that Grant was authorized to name another commander, or tsubordinate to his own glorification. But for Grant's patience and forbearance, he would have beenl sorts of rumors and misrepresentations about Grant, the condition of his troops, and everything wicksburg, and a base of supplies established. Grant was not disposed to commence the slow operatio plucked straws to gnash his teeth upon; while Grant, quiet, imperturbable, and firm, calmly smokedse kept without waiting thirty years. While Grant was thus confident of the result from his tena[50 more...]
markable battles in history. recognition of Grant's services. modesty of the great republican s in recognition of his distinguished services, Grant was appointed a Major General in the regular ad no better representative of its policy. For Grant had always shown the most exact subordination,anooga confronted by Bragg. The despatches to Grant were unaccountably delayed; but as soon as recster would follow the repulse at Chickamauga. Grant, therefore, at the desire of the government, aered the malignant persecution of the rebels. Grant was informed of the importance attached to thire was thus weakened, as by the very orders of Grant, he gave the word for the assault, and the galing with untiring energy and bravery. While Grant and Thomas anxiously watched the progress of tt terminated on the day following the victory, Grant sent Sherman to East Tennessee to the. relief commemorating the victory, to be presented to Grant by the President, in the name of the people of[42 more...]
the initiative in the next campaign. That was Grant's policy always, to assume the offensive; to s, No man, with his consent, has ever mentioned Grant's name in connection with any position. I sayand confidence so fully and heartily bestowed, Grant was nevertheless unused to such things, and ha, when President Lincoln formally presented to Grant his commission as Lieutenant General. The preers who had been invited to be present. After Grant had been introduced to the members of the Cabi concurrence. Receiving the commission, General Grant replied,-- Mr. President, I accept the inion was entirely just or not, it illustrated Grant's own character for indomitable energy and periciency of the army in active service. When Grant assumed the direction of the movements of the nsion, Washington, April 30, 1864. Lieutenant General Grant: Not expecting to see you before the s, the fault is not with you. Very truly your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General.[26 more...]
gle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederate States army known as the army of northern Virginia. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General. To this Lee replied that he did not entertain Grant's opinion of the hopelessness of further resistance, but asked what terms would be offered. Grant promptly and generously responded:-- April 8, 1865. Generalou, or will designate officers to meet any officers you may name for the same purpose, at any point agreeable to you, for the purpose of arranging definitely the terms upon which the surrender of the army of northern Virginia will be received. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General. But Lee was disposed to quibble, and desired to make terms for the whole Confederacy. He said he did not propose to surrender, but wished to know whether Grant's proposals would lead to peace, and to that end he propo
llion, and put an end to one of the fiercest wars of modern times, stamped Ulysses S. Grant as the most successful general of the age. His ability as a strategist andpeople, and the unmistakable purpose of the act, compelled him to nominate Ulysses S. Grant. It is needless to add that the Senate promptly confirmed the nomination, and General Grant, by his own merits, and the gratitude and confidence of his country, holds a rank from which there can be but one promotion, and that promotion will be made by the people of the United States. The honors bestowed upon Grant were borne with a modesty equalled only by his ability and the greatness of his achihe discharge of his duties. While awarding the highest meed of praise to General Grant, the country should never forget the able subordinates and the brave men tos their memories, and will ever cherish and support their stricken families. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General. So in his final report of the war he spoke of the a
and from a sense of duty, feeling that I know I am right in this matter. With great respect, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, General. his Excellency A. Johnson, President of the United States. But neither reason nor the patriotic appeal oval, and I had hoped would have prevented it. I have the honor to be, with great respect, Your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, General U. S. A., Secretary of War ad interim. his Excellency A. Johnson, President of the United States. The Prest the reinstatement. I made no such promise. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, General. his Excellency A. Johnson, President of the United States. Mr. Johnson replied, repeating what he had bed have induced this correspondence on my part, I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, U. S. Grant, General. his Excellency A. Johnson, President of the United States. The President reiterated his version of the a