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d in the capture of Manchester, Tennessee, on June 27th, and was in the battle of Chickamauga. In the battles around Chattanooga he attracted the attention of General Grant. In April, 1864, he was placed in command of the cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac, and its brilliant exploits under his leadership culminated in the da private in June, 1861. In July he organized a battalion of cavalry, of which he became lieutenant-colonel. He escaped from Fort Donelson when it surrendered to Grant, and as brigadier-general served in Kentucky under Bragg. Transferred to Northern Mississippi in November, 1863, Forrest was made major-general on December 4th of of volunteers on October 19, 1864. Under Sheridan he participated in the battles of Five Forks, Dinwiddie Court House, and other important cavalry engagements of Grant's last campaign. is in tactics. A successful strategist has a broader field for the employment of his military qualities. General Hampton appeared possessed of
letter from a gentleman who signed his name S. S. Grant, the initials being the same as those of a ther's, who had died in the summer of 1861. S. S. Grant wrote to the effect that he was very desirous of seeing General Grant but that he was ill and confined to his room at the Lindell Hotel and bed the speed of his half-brother, Kentucky, and Grant was offered $10,000 in gold or its equivalent General Rufus Ingalls' charger Like General Grant's Cincinnati, this horse was present at Lee returned with Cadmus M. Wilcox, who had been Grant's groomsman when he was married; James Longstrndoah, in 1862, when Jackson An aide of General Grant A photograph of little Jeff Davis, a pony that won General Grant's approval at the siege of Vicksburg by his easy gait. General Grant wasGeneral Grant was suffering with a carbuncle and needed a horse with easy paces. A cavalry detachment had captured y or aide. The little horse remained with General Grant until he died. marched his foot cavalry [6 more...]
had their chargers, and Giesboro was too far away to stable them. In the left-hand corer of the first picture, the Giesboro corral shown on the following pages can be seen in the distance. A glance at the photograph will show that the corral was too far away to be convenient for horses in use in Washington. It is three and a half miles as the crow flies from Arlington to the corral. The photographer has written on the face of the lower photograph the date, June 29, 1864. At this moment Grant was swinging his cavalry toward Petersburg. Cavalry stables at Arlington — the great corral in the distance, 3 1/2 miles Interior view of cavalry stables at Arlington his command worn out by the mistaken use of mounted men to protect trains — a duty which could be as well and much more economically performed by infantry; and by the unnecessary picket-duty, encircling the great infantry and cavalry camps of the Army of the Potomac on an irregular curve of nearly sixty miles. In Oct
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