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oops, a pretty formidable demonstration, but no real attack. In point of fact, Halleck had on the previous day, January 6, written to Brigadier-General U. S. Grant: I wish you to make a demonstration in force ; and he added full details, to which Grant responded on January 8: Your instructions of the sixth were received this morning, and immediate preparations made for carrying them out ; also adding details on his part. Ulysses. S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822, was graduated from West Point in 1843, and brevetted captain for gallant conduct in the Mexican War; but resigned from the army and was engaged with his father in a leather store at Galena, Illinois, when the Civil War broke out. Employed by the governor of Illinois a few weeks at Springfield to assist in organizing militia regiments under the President's first call, Grant wrote a letter to the War Department at Washington tendering his services, and saying: I feel myself competent to command a regiment, if the Preside