brevet captain, and twenty-six years old. In August he was married.
As quartermaster, the regiment s new headquarters at Detroit
should have been his post that winter; but a brother officer, ordered to Sackett's Harbor
, preferred the gayety of Detroit
, and managed--one sees the thing to-day often enough — to have Grant
sent to Sackett's Harbor
, and himself made acting quartermaster at Detroit
This meanness was righted by General Scott
in the spring; and in later days Grant
, having the chance to even things with the brother officer
, did not take it, but stood his friend.
In June, 1851, Sackett's Harbor
became regimental Headquarters; and Grant
was there for twelve months, when he was ordered to the Pacific
by way of the Isthmus.
On account of her health, Mrs. Grant
did not go with him. He passed the next year on the Columbia River
, at what is now Fort Vancouver
, where he was both post