Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General J. B. Gordon” in chapter 63 of Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant:
...d you see him take it off?
I said yes. Well, said he, didn't you think it was the biggest shuck and the littlest ear that ever you did see?
Long afterwards I told this story to the Confederate General J. B. Gordon , at the time a member of the Senate.
He repeated it to Stephens, and, as I heard afterwards, Stephens laughed immoderately at the simile of Mr. Lincoln.
The rest of the winter, after the depar...
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