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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 309 19 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 309 19 Browse Search
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant 170 20 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 117 33 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 65 11 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 62 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 36 2 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 34 12 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 29 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 3 Browse Search
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ble to carry the enemy's works in front, or on their flank, an attack at the only practicable point, on the Yazoo, having already failed; and it was equally impossible to pass the rebel batteries on the river with a sufficient number of transports and gunboats in order to flank them on the south. The problem was, therefore, somewhat difficult in theory as well as in practice. The year previous, a Union force, under the command of General Williams, had been sent up from New Orleans by General Butler, with a part of Admiral Farragut's fleet, and being, unable to pass Vicksburg, had commenced cutting a canal across the neck of land formed by the bend in the river opposite Vicksburg, with the view of turning the waters of the Mississippi, and securing a safe passage, while leaving Vicksburg some miles inland. Without being too confident of success, Grant ordered this work to be completed on a larger scale and in a more effective manner. He always felt that it was essential to keep hi
t's skilful manoeuvres. his hold on Lee. General Butler's movement. Grant disappointed. before P the army of the Potomac was a force under General Butler, which moved up the James River towards Riampaign was the movement of an army, under General Butler, up James River, to secure possession of ttomac acted the vigorous part assigned it. General Butler's prompt and decisive manner of dealing wiure was due to the want of military ability in Butler or his subordinates, or to the inadequacy of tforces, the movement on Petersburg failed, and Butler's army, after a short time, was besieged in ity, insubordination, and conceit, led him, upon Butler's failure, to regard the latter in a similar luent events did not increase his confidence in Butler's military capacity, and with straightforward and soldierly frankness he expressed it. Butler's irrepressible nature did not accept this kindly, aosition, he gave vent to his feelings. But if Butler will rest his reputation on his earlier servic
raged by the absence of all ceremony at Headquarters, ventured to address the commander, and inquired,-- General, if you flank Lee, and get between him and Richmond, will you not uncover Washington, and leave it a prey to the enemy? I reckon so, replied the general, indifferently, discharging a cloud of smoke, perhaps to conceal a quiet smile. The visitor, encouraged, again asked, Do you not think Lee can detach a sufficient force from his army to reenforce Beauregard, and overwhelm Butler? Not a doubt of it, replied Grant, promptly. The stranger, finding that his views were so readily accepted by Grant, asked again, Is there not danger, general, that Johnston may come up from Carolina and reenforce Lee, so that with overwhelming numbers he can swing round and cut off your communications and seize your supplies? Very likely, coolly replied the general, knocking the ashes from his cigar. The stranger, alarmed at all these dangers admitted by the general, and amazed at