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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 191 93 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 185 3 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 182 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 156 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 145 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 128 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 106 18 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 103 3 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 84 0 Browse Search
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 80 0 Browse Search
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st be, than the country should lose the services of five such officers when good men are scarce. Grant did not lose his command, and three out of the five officers have since greatly distinguished themselves. The day before Grant attacked Fort Donelson, the troops had had a march of twenty miles, part of it during a bitter, cold night. Grant called a council of war to consider whether they should attack the Fort at once, or should give the troops a day or two's rest. The officers were in sting. Grant said nothing till they had all given their opinion, then he said: There is a deserter who came in this morning: let us see him, and hear what he has to say. When he came in, Grant looked into his knapsack. Where are you from? Fort Donelson. Six days rations in your knapsack, have you not, my man? Yes, sir. When were they served out? Yesterday morning. Were the same rations served out to all the troops? Yes, sir. Gentlemen, said Grant, troops do not have six days rations s