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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 717 1 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 478 10 Browse Search
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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 411 1 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) 409 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 344 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 332 2 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 325 5 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 320 0 Browse Search
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ocio. the difficulties of operating against Vicksburg. Grant's persistency and resources. the cang one of the fierce assaults in the rear of Vicksburg, to claim successes which he had not gained,and formed by the bend in the river opposite Vicksburg, with the view of turning the waters of the did not enable the fleet to pass down below Vicksburg, it occupied the attention and encouraged th movement was then to be made to the rear of Vicksburg. To this movement Grant's most trusted and and then rapidly marched back to the rear of Vicksburg, defeating the rebels at Champion Hill and tand destroyed; and as the army moved towards Vicksburg, the country was laid waste, and the railroa impede any rebel movement for the relief of Vicksburg. It was one of the most successful and brcation was opened with the Mississippi above Vicksburg, and a base of supplies established. Grant ed. Through all the long campaign against Vicksburg, Grant had felt sure of ultimate success. H[21 more...]
count. recognized as a great leader and the coming man. Grant's plans after the capture of Vicksburg. the necessity of postponing them. Visits New Orleans. Accident and injury. critical positon of Grant's services. modesty of the great republican soldier. Soon after the capture of Vicksburg, and in recognition of his distinguished services, Grant was appointed a Major General in the Grant was in truth the legitimate and complete product of the war, and after his triumph at Vicksburg began to be regarded as the man for the crisis. Hitherto the country had looked in vain for tat captain raised up by Providence to be the deliverer of his country. After the capture of Vicksburg, and the complete accomplishment of the purpose of the campaign, Grant suggested to the govern, under the prompt, vigorous, and persistent lead of Grant, had made the brilliant campaign of Vicksburg. Contrast the movements of this army, not only in that arduous campaign under Grant, but in i
to dispose his troops that he might assume the offensive in the-spring, still making the rebel armies his objective. He sent an expedition, under Sherman, from Vicksburg into the interior of Mississippi, for the purpose of cleaning out the rebel forces in that state, and so destroying communications and supplies that large armies loyal masses resolved upon. But now events pointed unmistakably to the man who was qualified, if any in the army was, for this high command. Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga pointed to Grant as the most successful general, while all the movements in his campaigns were seen to be the most prompt, vigorous, and well suhe President himself heartily joined. The victorious general who captured Donelson, defeated the rebels at Shiloh, made the brilliant and successful campaign of Vicksburg, and drove Bragg's legions from before Chattanooga, could not escape the grateful plaudits of the people, nor, as the newly-appointed Lieutenant General, fail to
mirers of the strategy of the first campaign against Richmond, imagined Grant was simply an obstinate fighter, and possessed no attribute of a good general. Copperhead admirers of McClellan, such as had before maligned the hero of Donelson and Vicksburg, now called him a butcher who wantonly sacrificed his own men. But such malignant charges originated only with those whose sympathies were not with the Union sacrifices but with the rebel losses, and who hated Grant because he was hammering at achieved this decisive and crowning victory, but through the war he had struck more heavy and damaging blows than any other general in the army, and had done more than any other to weaken and subdue the rebel armies. At Donelson, at Shiloh, at Vicksburg, and at Chattanooga, he had won great victories, which thrilled the loyal people with joy, and endeared him to their hearts. At Belmont, in the Wilderness, at Spottsylvania, and at Cold Harbor, he had struck so heavily and effectively as to st
required the opportunities of war to develop itself, so that it should tower above his modesty, his undemonstrative manner, and retiring habits. After his successful campaigns, planned and executed with so much of skill and persistency; after Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, and Richmond; after the skilful direction of movements on the most extended field of war which ever came under the supervision of one man, his intellectual ability cannot be questioned. Though not of a type to be called into industriously hacked with his penknife while the great battle raged, as if smoking alone were not enough to keep the outward man quiet while his mind was occupied with the great events around him, and the great purposes within. So, in front of Vicksburg he smoked and whittled while watching the mounting of some guns in an important position, utterly regardless of the bullets of the enemy's sharp-shooters which whistled about him. As for his love for driving good horses, it is what might be