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Mississippi (United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
of the 21st Illinois Infantry. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in February, 1862, captured Forts Henry and Donelson. He was then promoted to major-general; conducted the battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, and for a while was second in command to Halleck. He performed excellent service in the West and Southwest, especially in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, and at and near the Tennessee River, in 1863. He was promoted to lieutenant-general March 1, 1864, and awarded a gold medal by Congress. He issued his first order as general-in-chief of the armies of the Ulysses S. Grant. United States at Nashville, March 17, 1864. In the grand movements of the armies in 1864, he accompanied that of the Potomac, with his headquarters in the field, and he remained with it until he signed the articles of capitulation at Appomattox Court-house, Ap
Washington (United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
ion for the Presidency, he addressed to General Hawley the following letter, concluding with one of those brief phrases for which this silent man was noted: Washington, D. C., May 29, 1868. To Gen. Joseph R. Hawley, President, National Republican Convention: In formally accepting the nomination of the National Union Republican his own language. On Dec. 22, 1881, he addressed the following appeal in behalf of General Porter to the President: New York, Dec. 22, 1881. The President, Washington, D. C. Dear Sir,—At the request of Gen. Fitz-John Porter, I have recently reviewed his trial and the testimony furnished before the Schofield Court of Inquiry heessed the following detailed letter to J. Donald Cameron, United States Senator from Pennsylvania: New York, Feb. 4, 1882. Hon. J. D. Cameron, U. S. Senate, Washington, D. C. Dear Sir,—It has been my intention until within the last few days to visit Washington this winter to spend some time, and there to have a conversation wit
West Point (New York, United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
Grant, Ulysses Simpson Eighteenth President of the United States; named at birth Hiram Ulysses, but, through an error when he entered the Military Academy, he was given the Christian names which he afterwards adopted; born Ulysses Simpson Grant as Lieutenant in the Mexican War. in Point Pleasant, O., April 27, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1843. He served in the war with Mexico, first under General Taylor, and then under General Scott, taking part in every battle between Vera Cruz and the city of Mexico. He was made captain in 1853, and resigned the next year, when he settled in St. Louis. He was one of the first to offer his services to the national government when the Civil War broke out, but, as no notice was taken of him, became colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in February, 1862, captured Forts Hen
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
the Military Academy, he was given the Christian names which he afterwards adopted; born Ulysses Simpson Grant as Lieutenant in the Mexican War. in Point Pleasant, O., April 27, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1843. He served in the war with Mexico, first under General Taylor, and then under General Scott, taking part in every battle between Vera Cruz and the city of Mexico. He was made captain in 1853, and resigned the next year, when he settled in St. Louis. He was one of the first to oMexico. He was made captain in 1853, and resigned the next year, when he settled in St. Louis. He was one of the first to offer his services to the national government when the Civil War broke out, but, as no notice was taken of him, became colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in February, 1862, captured Forts Henry and Donelson. He was then promoted to major-general; conducted the battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, and for a while was second
Shiloh, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
s. He was one of the first to offer his services to the national government when the Civil War broke out, but, as no notice was taken of him, became colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in February, 1862, captured Forts Henry and Donelson. He was then promoted to major-general; conducted the battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, and for a while was second in command to Halleck. He performed excellent service in the West and Southwest, especially in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, and at and near the Tennessee River, in 1863. He was promoted to lieutenant-general March 1, 1864, and awarded a gold medal by Congress. He issued his first order as general-in-chief of the armies of the Ulysses S. Grant. United States at Nashville, March 17, 1864. In the grand movements of the armies in 1864, he accompanied
United States (United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
, Ulysses Simpson Eighteenth President of the United States; named at birth Hiram Ulysses, but, through an echief of the armies of the Ulysses S. Grant. United States at Nashville, March 17, 1864. In the grand moveas elected Ulysses S. Grant. President of the United States by the Republican party, and was re-elected in 1 If elected to the office of President of the United States, it will be my endeavor to administer all the last inaugural March 4, 1869: Citizens of the United States,—Your suffrages having elected me to the The ht McGregor, New York. office of President of the United States, I have, in conformity with the Constitution of been changed from over $130,000,000 against the United States in 1869 to more than $120,000,000 in our favor i following detailed letter to J. Donald Cameron, United States Senator from Pennsylvania: New York, Feb. 4, 18 distinction, publishing after his return to the United States a valuable and interesting work, in 2 octavo vol
Cairo, Greene county (New York, United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
1, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in Februaremies. The grounds of his enmity I suppose to be the course I pursued while at Cairo towards certain contractors and speculators who wished to make fortunes off of a partner or not. He called on me in regard to the rights of a post sutler for Cairo (an appointment not known to the law) whom he had got appointed. Finding that the contracts. Quite a number of car-loads of grain and hay were brought to Cairo on these contracts, and a change of quartermaster having taken place in the meo objection to the contract he had approved it. The parties then returned to Cairo evidently thinking they had gained a great triumph. But there being no money tThese letters I have preserved, but they are locked up in Mr. Safford's safe in Cairo. I afterwards learned from undoubted authority that there was a combination of
Fort Donelson (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
f Mexico. He was made captain in 1853, and resigned the next year, when he settled in St. Louis. He was one of the first to offer his services to the national government when the Civil War broke out, but, as no notice was taken of him, became colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in February, 1862, captured Forts Henry and Donelson. He was then promoted to major-general; conducted the battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, and for a while was second in command to Halleck. He performed excellent service in the West and Southwest, especially in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, and at and near the Tennessee River, in 1863. He was promoted to lieutenant-general March 1, 1864, and awarded a gold medal by Congress. He issued his first order as general-in-chief of the armies of the Ulysses S. Grant. United Sta
La Grange (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
ntly made against his private character, and also as a soldier. When Grant became President he appointed Mr. Washburne his Secretary of State, but after occupying that high office for a few weeks, he was sent as the American representative to France. He filled that position with preeminent ability and signal distinction, publishing after his return to the United States a valuable and interesting work, in 2 octavo volumes, entitled Recollections of a minister to France, 1869-1877: La Grange, Tenn., Nov. 7, 1862. Not having much of special note to write you since your visit to Jackson, and knowing that you were fully engaged, I have not troubled you with a letter. I write now a little on selfish grounds. I see from the papers that Mr.— is to be called near the President in some capacity. I believe him to be one of my bitterest enemies. The grounds of his enmity I suppose to be the course I pursued while at Cairo towards certain contractors and speculators who wished to ma
Fort Henry (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry grant-ulysses-simpson
and the city of Mexico. He was made captain in 1853, and resigned the next year, when he settled in St. Louis. He was one of the first to offer his services to the national government when the Civil War broke out, but, as no notice was taken of him, became colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry. In May, 1861, he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and placed in command at Cairo. He occupied Paducah, broke up the Confederate camp at Belmont, and in February, 1862, captured Forts Henry and Donelson. He was then promoted to major-general; conducted the battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, and for a while was second in command to Halleck. He performed excellent service in the West and Southwest, especially in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, and at and near the Tennessee River, in 1863. He was promoted to lieutenant-general March 1, 1864, and awarded a gold medal by Congress. He issued his first order as general-in-chief of the armies of the Ulysses S. Gr
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