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[39] and much was expected from him; but his speech was this: “Men, go to your quarters.” They presently discovered that they had a colonel, although the colonel had no uniform, being obliged to go home and borrow three hundred dollars to buy him horse and equipments.

This regiment had volunteered for thirty days; but, after listening to McClernand's and Logan's patriotic addresses, Grant relates that they entered the United States service almost to a man. He does not say that a month later, in Missouri, when these same men whom he had severely disciplined heard that he was likely to be promoted, they requested to be attached to his command. He wrote his father this; but he adds that he does not wish it read to the others, “for I very much dislike speaking of myself.”

His men did not know his feelings as he drew near what he thought was to be his first engagement. He writes; “As ”

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