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is powerful influence re-election of Lincoln ordered to report to Grant at city Point. Appreciating as I did the prodigious undertakingstude. Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, and Chattanooga were ours. General Grant and the Army of the East had scored many victories; the enemy wthis letter. I left Vicksburg in the fall of 1863, by order of General Grant in person, with three divisions of my own corps (15th) and one , when I went home to canvass in Illinois, and to help in Ohio, General Grant was fully advised, and knows that although I had to make applic, when I found the situation of matters, I wrote and telegraphed to Grant that he, Thomas, was doing all he could, and asked to be ordered bappointment to that army. They felt that an army which had followed Grant, Sherman, McPherson, and Logan, who had taken it successfully throufficers and men felt that the little army that had had for its commanders Grant, Sherman, McPherson, and Logan had filled every post of respon
Secretary of War, as he threatened to do. General Grant, then General of the Army, was consulted a McCulloch, Browning, Randall, Welles, and General Grant, as General of the Army, gave the regulatiere. General John A. Rawlins, General Dent, Mrs. Grant's brother, General Badeau later General Granter, General O. E. Babcock, all members of General Grant's staff, often accompanied the general. Gt time-remember the charming household. With General and Mrs. Grant in the centre, Fred, the eldese wild with delight over the nomination of General Grant as the leader of the party. Every politicTenure of Office bill was repealed in time for Grant to make such changes as he thought important. ts on the platform during the ceremonies were General and Mrs. Grant, Mr. Dent, Mrs. Grant's fatherMrs. Grant, Mr. Dent, Mrs. Grant's father; Secretaries Fish, Rawlins, Borie, Boutwell, and Cox; Postmaster-General Creswell; Sir Edward ThorMrs. Grant's father; Secretaries Fish, Rawlins, Borie, Boutwell, and Cox; Postmaster-General Creswell; Sir Edward Thornton, the British minister; Senators Nye and Warner; Treasurer Spinner; Mayor Bowen; General Sherman[27 more...]
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
er conceived were made for the inauguration of Grant and Colfax. Experts and artists from New York and the arrangement of the programme. General Grant being the greatest military hero who had eeries were filled to their utmost capacity. Mrs. Grant, her children, and father Colonel Dent, and Butterfield should take General Sherman to General Grant's office at an appointed hour. When they ction it will be remembered that very early in Grant's administration the Cuban question came up as by the action of these appointees caused President Grant great suffering and vexation of spirit, ae White House soon after the occupancy by President Grant and his family was General Robert E. Lee,y familiar with the economies and efforts of Mrs. Grant to utilize everything that could be retainedegance, and good taste the entertainments of President and Mrs. Grant. It must be remembered th given, of course, but, in addition to that, President and Mrs. Grant gave a reception in honor of [66 more...]
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l John A. Rawlins, late Secretary of War under Grant's administration, and the faithful adjutant-general of General Grant during the Civil War, had been treated, in that his remains were still lyingointment to official positions. They believed Grant would not refuse him anything he might ask for and physical strength. January 1, 1872, President and Mrs. Grant gave the usual New Year's recMrs. Grant gave the usual New Year's reception. There were most elaborate preparations made for the reception, as there was at that time a ll of carriages en route to the White House. Mrs. Grant had invited the ladies of the cabinet and thorridor and added much to the gayety. President Grant was most democratic in his manner, and hause, halting only long enough to speak to President Grant. It was after twelve o'clock when the laesident and Mrs. Grant's in hospitality. President Grant was very fortunate in choosing members of circle, we had many invitations for dinner, President and Mrs. Grant inviting us for the first sta[3 more...]
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, Sherman, Thurman, Gordon, Allison, and others Nellie Grant's elaborate wedding at the White House wedding e in which everybody takes a personal interest. Nellie Grant was to be married to Algernon Sartoris of Englane had decided to take a trip to Europe, inviting Nellie Grant to go with them. On board the ship she met the d a protest against the marriage, the general and Mrs. Grant felt they could not hold out against Nellie's exparry the man of her choice. The President and Mrs. Grant had a bitter trial in yielding to the importuniti have everything as she desired. Undoubtedly Nellie Grant's was the most elaborate wedding that ever took itizens, were rich and entertained constantly. President Grant could count wealthy friends by the score who we greater number of magnificent presents than did Nellie Grant. The 21st of May, 1874, was a glorious spring dnguished and special friends of the President and Mrs. Grant were invited. Many members of the cabinet, justi
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 14: (search)
geous, and there was never any doubt as to the meaning of his utterances. He was devoted to General Grant, and bore with ill grace the attacks upon his hero. Losing all patience with General Grant'General Grant's detractors, he was ever ready to defend him valiantly. There is a pew in the Metropolitan Church assigned to the President of the United States. President Hayes being a Methodist, it was thought he would be Grant's successor in the occupancy of that pew, but for some unknown reason President Hayes had a prejudice against Doctor Newman, and decided to attend Foundry Church, then on the corner t: Why do not the President and Mrs. Hayes attend the Metropolitan Church? She replied: Because Grant attended that church, and Doctor Newman is always defending Grant and all the skulduggery of hisGrant and all the skulduggery of his administration. No further explanation was necessary. I have often wondered if President Hayes, after his retirement from the White House under the adverse criticism of the many, did not have a ke
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
l pot was nearing the boiling-over point. General Grant had almost completed his tour around the wMr. Washburne had resided in Galena, where General Grant lived when he joined the army under Mr. Liend the night in the Grant home, General and Mrs. Grant also insisting that we should remain. The dning the party returned, leaving General and Mrs. Grant to enjoy a few days' respite from the crowds The old flag of the 21st Illinois Volunteers, Grant's original regiment, was brought out and threerd S. Tuthill of Chicago, were as follows: General Grant, Our country ; General Logan, The Presidend Senate allied themselves with the friends of Grant or Blaine. So intense was the excitement befoo the nomination of Garfield and defeat of General Grant. His delay in making an earnest effort fo had not in one way or another antagonized General Grant and opposed his nomination at Chicago. Gehich were invited all the loyal friends of General Grant. Before the adjournment of Congress th[66 more...]
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e largest family that had been in the White House since General Grant's administration. Having four sons, as well as one dau which General Logan and I attended, was given in honor of General and Mrs. Grant, who were visiting General and Mrs. Beale. Mrs. Grant, who were visiting General and Mrs. Beale. The table was laid for thirty-four guests and was decorated with roses and lilies of the valley. As usual, it was a great President Arthur, James G. Blaine, ex-Senator Conkling, General Grant, and Governor Foster, of Ohio; but when the convention of writing his book, The great conspiracy. He knew of General Grant's failing health and went to New York to see Grant befoGrant before he was removed to Mount McGregor. General Logan was deeply grieved over General Grant's condition, which he realized was hGeneral Grant's condition, which he realized was hopeless. He watched the daily bulletins with great solicitude until the announcement of the death of his beloved commander, incinnati, that army mourned the death of their beloved General Grant. Resolutions of sympathy were adopted, and at the banq
call with my carriage at your house, to take you with me to the inauguration ball. Sincerely yours, Abrahiam Lincoln. Mr. Sumner accepted the invitation; the president called for him with his carriage, and on arriving at the ball-room desired him, greatly to the astonishment of those present, to take the arm of Mrs. Lincoln, and the seat of honor. This was Mr. Lincoln's method of terminating personal animosities. By the surrender of the rebel army, under Gen. Robert E. Lee, to Gen. Grant, April 9, Mr. Sumner saw with inexpressible delight the Union saved, and the chains of the bondmen rent asunder. But the hour of gladness often changes unexpectedly to the hour of sorrow. The joy attendant on the realization of his long-cherished hope of peace and freedom was on the evening of the 14th turned to the keenest agony, by the assassination of his noble and beloved friend the president of the United States. Mr. Sumner attended the illustrious patriot in his dying hour; and
t of the president. a letter to Mr. Stanton. Financial reconstruction. equal Suffrage. the Alabama claims. the Cubans. the Dominican treaty. rupture with Gen. Grant. displacement of Mr. Sumner. speech on San Domingo. The laws, the rights, The generous plan of power, delivered down From age to age by our renowned forefhe should not consider the work completed until he saw a colored member in the Senate. During the presidential campaign of this year he favored the election of Gen. Grant, although he believed a better nomination might have been made. On the 3d of February, 1869, he strongly advocated in the Senate the enactment of a law by Coso they had, undoubtedly, some influence on his intellectual temper. On account of the opposition to his annexation scheme, and perhaps for some other reasons, Gen. Grant, against the advice of many of his supporters, removed in 1870, from his place as minister to England, Mr. J. L. Motley, the historian, and an intimate friend o
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