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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 604 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 570 8 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 498 4 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 456 2 Browse Search
William A. Crafts, Life of Ulysses S. Grant: His Boyhood, Campaigns, and Services, Military and Civil. 439 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 397 3 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 368 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 368 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 334 0 Browse Search
Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant 330 0 Browse Search
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t. Vesuvius, to-morrow visit Pompeii and Herculaneum. About Saturday, the 22d, start for Palermo, thence to Malta, where we will probably spend the 25th. From there we go to Alexandria and up the Nile. That is about as far as I have definitely planned, but think on our return from the Nile we will go to Joppa, and visit Jerusalem from there; possibly Damascus and other points of interest also, and take the ship again at Beyrout. The next point will be Smyrna, then Constantinople. I am beginning to enjoy traveling, and if the money holds out, or if Consolidated Virginia mining stock does, I will not be back to the Eastern States for two years yet. Should they—the stocks—run down on my hands, and stop dividends, I should be compelled to get home the nearest way. Jesse is entirely well and himself again, and enjoys his travels under these changed conditions very much. I wrote a letter to Porter a good while ago, but have received no answer yet. Very truly yours, U. S. Grant
e of the President that if Smith would return and take the prescribed oath, he should be treated exactly as if he had surrendered and been paroled. In September, 1865, Alexander Stephens, the VicePres-ident of the Southern Confederacy, appealed to General Grant in the following letter from Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, where he was imprisoned, asking for his release on parole or bail. This was soon afterward granted. Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, mass., 16th Sept., 1865. Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, Washington, D. C,. dear Sir,—The apology for this letter, as well as its explanation, is to be found in the facts herein briefly presented. I am now in confinement in this place and have been since the 25th of May last. Efforts are being made by friends to have me released on parole as others, arrested as I was, have been. You will excuse me for saying that I think I am as justly entitled to discharge on parole as many of those to whom I allude. No man I think in the Sout
ding the rights of the South. Two of these notes I preserved. They show the intimate footing that Johnson desired to maintain. From the President. General U. S. Grant—Present. Will General Grant be kind enough to call as he passes on his way home, or such other time as may be most convenient. Sincerely, Andrew Johnthe President. Late on the morning of their arrival Johnson sent the following note to Grant: Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C., August 18, 1866. General U. S. Grant, Commanding, etc.: General,—The President presents his compliments to you and requests the pleasure of your presence at the reception at the Executive MaI will not venture in a letter to say all I think about the matter, or that I would say to you in person. When you come to Washington I want you to stay with me, and if you bring Mrs. Sherman and some of the children, we will have room for all of you. Yours truly, U. S. Grant. To Major-General W. T. Sherman, St. Louis,
would like exceedingly to see one Southern State, excluded State, ratify the amendments to enable us to see the exact course that would be pursued. I believe it would much modify the demands that may be made if there is delay. Yours truly, U. S. Grant. To General R. Taylor. But the President's endeavors did not cease. His was one of those tempers which opposition aggravates, and he became at last violent in his obstinacy. He went over entirely to those whom he had fought for a lifetimthese contentions Congress created, or rather revived, the grade of General in the Army for Grant. His nomination was announced to him by the Secretary of War in the following letter: War Department, Washington City, July 25, 1866. General,—The President has signed the bill reviving the grade of General. I have made out and laid your nomination before him, and it will be sent to the Senate this morning. Yours truly, Edwin M. Stanton. Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant. Zz
e, and Johnson made several attempts to induce Grant to order United States troops into Maryland. Grant's anxiety at this suggestion was acute. He held numerous conversations with the President, a used all the weight of his position to induce Grant to act as he desired, yet failed to assume therney-General, who was compelled to concur with Grant; and Johnson, unable to induce Grant to send te order, took very good care not to give one. Grant sent both staff and general officers to Baltimubtful loyalty during the war. He suggested to Grant in writing that there was a turbulent dispositin support of those who had fought against it. Grant believed that Johnson would be glad to put thok of will on the part of the President. General Grant never said in my hearing that he knew the The following letter to General Sheridan shows Grant's apprehensions at this time. It was written Very respectfully, your obedient servant, U. S. Grant. To Major-General P. H. Sheridan. P.[3 more...]
kind enough to send me a list of authenticated cases of murder and other violence upon freedmen, Northern or other Union men, refugees, etc., in the Southern States for the last six months or a year. My object in this is to make a report showing that the courts in the States excluded from Congress afford no security to life or property of the classes here referred to, and to recommend that martial law be declared over such districts as do not afford the proper protection. Yours truly, U. S. Grant, General. To General O. O. Howard, Comg. Freedmen's Bureau, etc. On the 4th of March, two days after the passage of the Reconstruction bill, he wrote to his intimate friend Washburne, who was then abroad: . . . Reconstruction measures have passed both houses of Congress over one of the most ridiculous veto messages that ever emanated from any President. Jerry Black is supposed to be the author of it. He has been about Washington for some time, and I am told has been a great dea
ongress). The law can decide after district commanders are named in relation to legality of measures resorted to by opposing parties in New Orleans. The President [has now under consideration the question of assignment of district commanders] is now taking steps to put the recent act of Congress into effect. The President directs [that you enforce the law and prevent conflict or riot by judicious use of the military] that [law and] order be preserved and the law enforced. March 9, 1867. U. S. Grant, General. The dispatch finally read: The President directs that order be preserved in New Orleans and the laws enforced. With this Grant sent a copy of the Reconstruction law. This he had not been directed to do by the President. The whole force of the Reconstruction measure lay in the power of the District Commanders to remove civil officers who opposed or obstructed the new law. Mr. Johnson at once took the ground, as I have shown, that no such power existed in those commanders
duty, feeling that I know I am right in this matter. With great respect, your ob't serv't, U. S. Grant, General. There were several interviews within the next few days at which the subordinatehave ever discharged the duties of Secretary of War. With great respect, your ob't serv't, U. S. Grant, General. To Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. To this Stanton replied as follows:ressed. I am, with sincere regard, truly yours, Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. General Ulysses S. Grant. Grant was not quite pleased with this letter, which seemed to imply that he was inGrant was not quite pleased with this letter, which seemed to imply that he was in accord with the President, or at least that he should not have accepted the post, but Stanton could hardly have been in an amiable mood when he was dispossessed, even toward the unwilling instrument of his removal. But the annoyance that Grant felt made no difference in his action. The crisis was too momentous for any personal feeling to be allowed to interfere. He had been thoroughly loya
Chapter 12: Grant and Sheridan. Stanton had fallen and the next official victim was to be Sspended on the 12th of August, and on the 17th Grant received the President's commands for the remosoldier of any time. Often have I listened to Grant's encomiums of the Soldier of the Valley; morein Tennessee and so distinguished himself that Grant at once perceived his military quality. In September, 1862, Grant was ordered to send a portion of his command to re-inforce Rosecrans. He was fighting, and he showed no desire to remain. Grant was nettled at this, and allowed his subordinao each other on grander and distant theaters. Grant told me this story years ago, to add to a skete power to make the most of a victory. When Grant became General-in-Chief, he at once put Sheridromptness and persistency of his subordinate. Grant indeed always became eloquent when he talked o chivalrous admiration, the commendation which Grant bestowed on his cavalry commander. In the Wil[3 more...]
ters that have accumulated in Washington. Such as are on official subjects refer to Rawlins. All others do with as your judgment dictates, only do not send any to me except such as you think absolutely require my attention and will not keep till my return. If you are not otherwise more agreeably engaged, I think you will find it pleasant here for a while and then to return with me. I have also written to Comstock to come out if he feels like it. The family are all well. Yours truly, U. S. Grant. Accordingly, I opened the hundreds of letters that had been received since his departure, answered those that required answers, and took a dozen or more with me to Galena. There I remained until the election, for Grant did not return to Washington before November. In all this period only one or two of the political people of consequence ventured to write to him, but many letters were addressed to me the contents of which were evidently intended for my chief. Of course, I laid all
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