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Adam Badeau, Grant in peace: from Appomattox to Mount McGregor, a personal memoir 54 0 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
move; but it broke and disappeared without a contest. Firing was continued after this, but with less fury. Burnside had not yet been able to get up to render any assistance. But it was now only about nine in the morning, and he was getting into position on Hancock's right. At 4.15 in the afternoon Lee attacked our left. His line moved up to within a hundred yards of ours and opened a heavy fire. This status was maintained for about half an hour. Then a part of Mott's division and Ward's brigade of Birney's division gave way and retired in disorder. The enemy under R. H. Anderson took advantage of this and pushed through our line, planting their flags on a part of the intrenchments not on fire. But owing to the efforts of Hancock, their success was but temporary. Carroll, of Gibbon's division, moved at a double quick with his brigade and drove back the enemy, inflicting great loss. Fighting had continued from five in the morning sometimes along the whole line, at other
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, III. (search)
his end, he was asked if such and such a thing had not distressed him, and replied, No, nothing but being deceived in people. And this sorrowful thought haunts the preface to his memoirs. Yes, that old horse story is an omen. It raises laughter, to be sure; but change the figure of farmer Ralston, getting his undue price through the boy's guilelessness, into Belknap of the Fort Sill and national cemetery scandals, into Babcock of the whiskey ring, into Jay Gould of Black Friday, into Ferdinand Ward, the final thief who crossed Grant's credulous path, and the old horse story grows less mirthful. His bringing up was evidently strict. Both his talk and life were pure. He seems to have got on without swearing, even in battle,--as extreme a sign of calm force as can be imagined. Even Washington broke out at Monmouth Court-house. Grant's one weakness, drinking, has therefore been the more conspicuous. But in these early days at Georgetown, Ohio (where the family moved soon after
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
James D. Fish, president of the Marine Bank, of New York, secretly connected with the firm of Grant & Ward, convicted of misappropriation of funds, April 11, and sentenced to ten years at hard labor in Sing Sing, N. Y.......June 27, 1885 Ferdinand Ward, of the suspended firm of Grant & Ward, New York City, indicted for financial frauds, June 4; convicted and sentenced to ten years at hard labor in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 [Released, April 30, 1892.] Henry W. Jaehne, vice-presidentWard, New York City, indicted for financial frauds, June 4; convicted and sentenced to ten years at hard labor in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 [Released, April 30, 1892.] Henry W. Jaehne, vice-president of the New York common council, for receiving a bribe to support Jacob Sharp's Broadway surface road on Aug. 30, 1884; sentence, nine years and ten months in Sing Sing......May 20, 1886 Alfred Packer, one of six miners, who killed and ate his companions when starving in their camp on the site of Lake City, Col., in 1874; convicted at New York of manslaughter, and sentenced to forty years imprisonment......August, 1886 Trial of Jacob Sharp; found guilty of bribery and sentenced to four y
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
k, Hell Gate, N. Y., covering nine acres; 282,730 lbs. of explosive used; conducted by Gen. John Newton, U. S. A. (total cost, $106,509.93)......Oct. 10, 1885 Gen. George B. McClellan, born 1826, dies at Orange, N. J.......Oct. 29, 1885 Ferdinand Ward, of firm of Grant & Ward, New York City, indicted June 4, sentenced to ten years in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 All insurgents and unlawful assemblages in Washington Territory commanded to disperse by proclamation of President......Nov.Ward, New York City, indicted June 4, sentenced to ten years in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 All insurgents and unlawful assemblages in Washington Territory commanded to disperse by proclamation of President......Nov. 7, 1885 North, Central, and South American exposition opened at New Orleans......Nov. 10, 1885 Elizur Wright, abolitionist, born 1804, dies at Medford, Mass.......Nov. 22, 1885 Vice-President Thomas A. Hendricks, born 1819, dies at Indianapolis, Ind.,......Nov. 25, 1885 Farmers' congress, at its fifth annual meeting, held at Indianapolis, Ind., organizes with Robert Beverly, of Virginia, as president......Dec. 3, 1885 Forty-ninth Congress, first session, meets......Dec. 7, 1885
n the last degree. He was the friend of General Sherman and of Ferdinand Ward, of Dr. Newman and Hamilton Fish, of George Child and the King used to tell me what enormous profits he drew as a member of Grant & Ward; how rich he thought his son Ulysses had become; how much money FerdFerdinand Ward was making; but he never described the details or the ventures by which and in which the money was accumulated; and I never asked. many of these used him for their own purposes and to his harm. Ferdinand Ward is, of course, the conspicuous example. I remember telling Hor me afterward that he went once to Grant's house to warn him against Ward, whose conduct seemed to him dangerous if not suspicious, but that while he was there Ward was announced and the manner of the General to his partner was such that Porter, Grant's former secretary and aide-de-ce. Mrs. Grant herself had her anxieties and suspicions in regard to Ward, but was unable to insinuate them. More than once, indeed, she caut
e pageantry of their European tour; I accompanied them to palaces and arranged their invitations and their travels; I was with them in America amid the aspirations after a third term, in the defeat of those desires, and in the retirement to comparative privacy; I was their frequent guest both at Long Branch and in New York. Mrs. Grant said to me more than once that the General wished me to consider his house one of my homes. I went to them in the first distress after the failure of Grant & Ward, and I spent seven months under their roof in the last year of General Grant's existence, when the terrible shock of the cancer came, during the prolonged suspense, and when we all thought that the end had arrived; so that at the crises of their double life for nearly twenty years I was a witness, as close and intimate, when all the circumstances are considered, as that life ever knew; and I venture—I trust without indelicacy, for General Grant's private life is a matter of importance to mank
s was engaged in the banking business with Ferdinand Ward and James D. Fish, and supposed he had acc in the business and become an actual partner. Ward and Fish concurred, and in 1880, General Grant e gave his money, but others did the business. Ward in reality acted for the firm, made the investmhich he was a member to have such dealings; and Ward assured him that there were none. The apparentnews, and he continued: The bank has failed. Mr. Ward cannot be found. The securities are locked ut into which he was inveigled is pitiful. Ferdinand Ward went to his house on Sunday the 4th of Maypresented that the Marine Bank, where Grant and Ward had large deposits, was in danger, but that speMarine Bank to find time to collect its loans. Ward had assured him, and he repeated to Vanderbilt,a million of dollars in the vaults of Grant and Ward. The first thing General Grant did when the crushed by misfortune, or put an end to by Ferdinand Ward; to think of the immense achievement his b[8 more...]
itive hearty friends than any except Hayes possibly. But Arthur will probably go into the convention second in the number of supporters when he would not probably have a single vote if it was not for his army of officials, and the vacancies he has to fill. Very Truly Yours, U. S. Grant. Letter no. Ninety-seven. In April I resigned my position at Havana, and of course immediately on my return to New York I saw General Grant. Only a few days later occurred the failure of Grant and Ward. During the winter the editors of The Century Magazine had requested me to write an article on Grant's personal characteristics so far as they affected his public career. When I consulted them in regard to this paper, they renewed their endeavors to procure a contribution from himself. I was living out of town at the time and he wrote me this note in reply to the message of the editors. 3 East 66th street, June 4th 1884. Dear General,—I do not feel now as though I could underta