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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 16 (search)
n command of the army opposed to Sherman. General Grant said when he received this information: I herson was killed. When this news reached General Grant he was visibly affected, and dwelt upon iose below him. In the midsummer of 1864 General Grant had an increasing weight of responsibilityadded a new phase to the general quarrel. General Grant finally made up his mind to relieve Genera if the rumor was correct that he had told General Grant that he had threatened him (Warren) with a State, came down from Washington to visit General Grant and see the armies. He arrived at seven oteamer City of Hudson, and came at once to General Grant's quarters. The general had seen but littstruction of the Alabama by the Kearsarge. General Grant had rejoiced greatly at this triumph of ou be tolerated in future by this nation. General Grant then brought up the subject of the empire easy until those troops are withdrawn. General Grant said: While we don't want another war on o[13 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 17 (search)
h General Meade. It was then submitted to General Grant for his action. This point of the line ward to the situation, and informed him that General Grant would be with him some hours later. Sudde was called the battle of Darbytown. Now that Grant had satisfied himself that more than half of Loops; and in this decision he was sustained by Grant, and white troops were assigned to make the asted for such an undertaking. Meade had joined Grant at his bivouac near Burnside's headquarters, ae, and that matters were so badly handled, General Grant quickly mounted his horse, and calling to y to where the corps commander was stationed. Grant said, speaking rapidly: The entire opportunityom Washington to Monocacy by a special train. Grant met him at the station, and explained to him w This despatch was eminently characteristic of Grant; it affords a key to his method of dealing witrs after the war, when I was serving with President Grant as secretary, a Virginian called to see m[14 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 18 (search)
e with Early's forces, and on August 12, 1864, Grant began a movement at Petersburg intended to fort immediately broke out in another. While General Grant was hourly employed in devising military msecution of the war. On August 11 Halleck sent Grant a confidential letter, in which he said, amongnts on the 12th, and Sheridan on the 20th. General Grant was very much gratified that their cases hrces to Hood to be used against Sherman. Mrs. Grant had come East with the children, and Coloneleciprocate the feeling to the fullest extent. Grant then wrote to Sherman: I feel that you have accoast. On August 13 Sherman communicated with Grant about the practicability of cutting loose fromnt should be directed. On September 12 General Grant called me into his tent, turned his chair e campaigns they were waging. He said: I knew Grant would make the fur fly when he started down thr, and would write some communications for General Grant, a report, and also a list of the names of[28 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 19 (search)
Chapter 19 Grant visits Sheridan good news from Winchester Grant under fire at Fort HaGrant under fire at Fort Harrison consternation in Richmond Secretary Stanton visits Grant how Grant received the news fromGrant how Grant received the news from Cedar Creek General Grant listened with manifest interest to the report which I brought of the General Grant listened with manifest interest to the report which I brought of the situation at Atlanta, and of Sherman's feelings and intentions, and asked many questions as to the his visit to the Middle Military Division, General Grant said: I ordered Sheridan to move out and wwo thousand head of cattle. One evening after Grant's return, at the close of a conversation upon promptly before daylight on September 29. General Grant left a portion of his staff at City Point only to catch a nap of a couple of hours. General Grant set out again for Deep Bottom at five o'cle to headquarters, were warmly received by General Grant, and during their short stay of two days wint. After some further consultation with General Grant about the military situation, particularly[11 more...]
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 20 (search)
her's Run discussing the March to the sea why Grant never held Councils of War how the March to t Grant and Meade rode to Armstrong's Mill. General Grant then took a narrow cross-road leading downr of communications had been exchanged between Grant and Sherman regarding the contemplated march thattahoochee River. This was the day on which Grant made the movements herein-before described agatroubled with a cough. The day he arrived General Grant saw that he was still far from well, and ste? The situation was such, however, that General Grant disliked to see a veteran army like Sherma not meeting Hood's. At the same hour at which Grant wrote this despatch at City Point, Sherman had early as October 2 Halleck had written to General Grant advocating a different plan. Grant felt trted upon his Atlanta campaign it was clear to Grant, and others with whom he discussed the matter, when operating in the rear of Vicksburg. General Grant said more than once: I want it to be recor[31 more...]