f the month he was in camp near the Red River on high ground, so healthy that they named it Camp Salubrity; and presently he was cured of his cough, and developed a reddish beard that is described as being much too long for such a youth.
General Richard Taylor, of the Confederacy, remembers him at this time as a modest, amiable, but by no means promising lieutenant in a marching regiment.
But Taylor could scarcely have held this estimate after Molino-del-Rey and Chapultepec.
In the months of Taylor could scarcely have held this estimate after Molino-del-Rey and Chapultepec.
In the months of peace preceding, whether in Louisiana or at Corpus Christi, Grant's thoughts still saw the goal of a professorship; nor was his heart in the Mexican War, when it came.
He pronounces it unholy, and he writes: The Southern Rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican War. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions.
This forty years retrospect is consistent with his letter after Cerro Gordo: You say you would like to hear more about the war . . . . Tell them I am heart
sistent people on earth, have passed a century in abusing our army, and in electing every military hero we could get for president: Washington, Jackson, Harrison, Taylor, Grant.
When Lincoln was taken from us, no man was so loved as Grant; and, therefore, without asking or caring to know how he could have learned statesmanship, i heal the scars of war. Andrew Johnson wanted Lee tried for treason, and Grant stopped it by threatening to resign his commission.
In those days the Southern General Taylor writes of him: He came frequently to see me, was full of kindness, and anxious to promote my wishes.
His action had endeared him to all Southern men. His bea this) he thought (as another hero has thought since) that being president was an easy matter.
None of us can measure such a temptation without having it. As General Taylor writes, Perhaps none but a divine being can resist such a temptation.
Strange, very strange, is Grant's conduct after his election.
He left the world.