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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 717 1 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 676 8 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 478 10 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 417 3 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 411 1 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) 409 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 344 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 332 2 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 325 5 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 320 0 Browse Search
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Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, II. (search)
ellan, not Meade, not Lincoln himself, not any one at all, had ever been able to feel as sure as that. This utter certainty of the Union's success burned in Grant like a central fire, and, with all his limitations, made his will a great natural force which gravitated simply and irresistibly to its end. Lincoln; beginning to feel it from afar, answered the grave complaints that rose after the carnage of Shiloh: I can't spare this man: he fights. And presently, during the impatient days of Vicksburg failures, he insists: I rather like the man. I think we'll try him a little longer. Finally comes the renowned remark, when they tell him of Grant's intemperance: I wish I knew what brand of whiskey he drinks. I would send a barrel to all my other generals. Sherman felt the power near at hand, as he fought under Grant, and wrote to him that it was something which he could liken to nothing else than the faith a Christian has in his Saviour. Through this faith, then, the obscure man from
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, IV. (search)
ought him full first lieutenancy), and for acquitting himself most nobly at Chapultepec he received the brevet of captain. Yet these honours do not show him so much out of the common as what quietly happened between him and General Worth at San Cosme. He had found a belfry which commanded an important position of the enemy; and to the top of this he, with a few men, had managed to get a mountain howitzer. Presently General Worth observed, and sent a staff officer for him — Pemberton, of Vicksburg. Worth expressed his gratification at the services the howitzer in the church steeple was doing, . . . and ordered a captain of voltigeurs to report to me with another howitzer. . . . I could not tell the general that there was not room enough in the steeple for another gun, because he probably would have looked upon such a statement as a contradiction from a second lieutenant. I took the captain with me, but did not use the gun. Here in his prompt and perfect sagacity stands the future
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
Farragut and Porter had taken New Orleans. Vicksburg should have followed as naturally as the lasd the way to Chattanooga for him. Mobile and Vicksburg were but feebly protected. Other men had garragut, who wished to strike Port Hudson and Vicksburg; forbade Pope to risk a battle on any consids at Bruinsburg, some thirty-one miles below Vicksburg. When this was effected, I felt a degree oftruck. On May 17 he had Pemberton penned in Vicksburg, and a telegram from Halleck ordering him tos joining Pemberton, and was now surrounding Vicksburg itself. After the bloody frontal attack of mpaign accordingly. And so on July 4, 1863, Vicksburg surrendered. Pemberton remained seated withhe Union had won Gettysburg. On this day of Vicksburg's surrender, Lee began his retreat. Had twoe and retreat, to Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg. Here it saw no pendulum, but an advance ascentre of his nation's bright day. Donelson, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, melted together in his fame. [12 more...]