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Port Hudson (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ates, furnishes to the Edinburgh Scotsman the following anecdotes: Mr. Osborn (President of the Illinois Central Railroad) told me a story of Admiral Farragut and his son. They were on the Mississippi, and Farragut's fleet was about to pass Port Hudson, which was then held by the confederates. Farragut's son, a lad of about twelve, had been importuning his father that he might be sent to West-Point, where the military cadets are educated. Old Farragut said: I don't know how that would do; would stand fire. Oh! Yes, father, I could do that. Very well, my boy, we'll try; come up with me here. The Admiral and his son went up together into the maintop; the old man had himself and the boy lashed to it, and in this way they passed Port Hudson. The boy never flinched while the shot and shell were flying past him. Very well, my boy, that will do; you shall go to West-Point. Of Grant, who now commands the Federal army before Richmond, he told me this : In the first action in which
West Point (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
al Farragut and his son. They were on the Mississippi, and Farragut's fleet was about to pass Port Hudson, which was then held by the confederates. Farragut's son, a lad of about twelve, had been importuning his father that he might be sent to West-Point, where the military cadets are educated. Old Farragut said: I don't know how that would do; I am not sure whether you would stand fire. Oh! Yes, father, I could do that. Very well, my boy, we'll try; come up with me here. The Admiral and hient up together into the maintop; the old man had himself and the boy lashed to it, and in this way they passed Port Hudson. The boy never flinched while the shot and shell were flying past him. Very well, my boy, that will do; you shall go to West-Point. Of Grant, who now commands the Federal army before Richmond, he told me this : In the first action in which Grant commanded, his troops at first gained a slight advantage over the confederates. They began to plunder the confederate camp in
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 9
9. anecdotes of Farragut and Grant. A Scotch traveller, who visited the United States, furnishes to the Edinburgh Scotsman the following anecdotes: Mr. Osborn (President of the Illinois Central Railroad) told me a story of Admiral Farragut and his son. They were on the Mississippi, and Farragut's fleet was about to pass Port Hudson, which was then held by the confederates. Farragut's son, a lad of about twelve, had been importuning his father that he might be sent to West-Point, where the military cadets are educated. Old Farragut said: I don't know how that would do; I am not sure whether you would stand fire. Oh! Yes, father, I could do that. Very well, my boy, we'll try; come up with me here. The Admiral and his son went up together into the maintop; the old man had himself and the boy lashed to it, and in this way they passed Port Hudson. The boy never flinched while the shot and shell were flying past him. Very well, my boy, that will do; you shall go to West-Point
Fort Donelson (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
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
U. S. Grant (search for this): chapter 9
9. anecdotes of Farragut and Grant. A Scotch traveller, who visited the United States, furnishat will do; you shall go to West-Point. Of Grant, who now commands the Federal army before Richnder the confederate camp in spite of all that Grant could do to stop them. At last Grant, who kneGrant, who knew that confederate reinforcements were coming up, got some of his friends to set fire to the camp, d defeated him. There were five colonels under Grant who had not by any means supported him efficiedering and collect his troops. Mr. Osborn saw Grant a day or two afterward, when he expected to bee for not carrying out your orders. Why, said Grant, these officers had never been under fire befoly distinguished themselves. The day before Grant attacked Fort Donelson, the troops had had a miles, part of it during a bitter, cold night. Grant called a council of war to consider whether thto all the troops? Yes, sir. Gentlemen, said Grant, troops do not have six days rations served ou[5 more...]
9. anecdotes of Farragut and Grant. A Scotch traveller, who visited the United States, furnishes to the Edinburgh Scotsman the following anecdotes: Mr. Osborn (President of the Illinois Central Railroad) told me a story of Admiral Farragut aAdmiral Farragut and his son. They were on the Mississippi, and Farragut's fleet was about to pass Port Hudson, which was then held by the confederates. Farragut's son, a lad of about twelve, had been importuning his father that he might be sent to West-Point, where Farragut's fleet was about to pass Port Hudson, which was then held by the confederates. Farragut's son, a lad of about twelve, had been importuning his father that he might be sent to West-Point, where the military cadets are educated. Old Farragut said: I don't know how that would do; I am not sure whether you would stand fire. Oh! Yes, father, I could do that. Very well, my boy, we'll try; come up with me here. The Admiral and his son went upFarragut's son, a lad of about twelve, had been importuning his father that he might be sent to West-Point, where the military cadets are educated. Old Farragut said: I don't know how that would do; I am not sure whether you would stand fire. Oh! Yes, father, I could do that. Very well, my boy, we'll try; come up with me here. The Admiral and his son went up together into the maintop; the old man had himself and the boy lashed to it, and in this way they passed Port Hudson. The boy never flinched while the shot and shell were flying past him. Very well, my boy, that will do; you shall go to West-Point.
9. anecdotes of Farragut and Grant. A Scotch traveller, who visited the United States, furnishes to the Edinburgh Scotsman the following anecdotes: Mr. Osborn (President of the Illinois Central Railroad) told me a story of Admiral Farragut and his son. They were on the Mississippi, and Farragut's fleet was about to pass Port Hudson, which was then held by the confederates. Farragut's son, a lad of about twelve, had been importuning his father that he might be sent to West-Point, where in the mean time, the confederate reinforcements came up, attacked Grant, and defeated him. There were five colonels under Grant who had not by any means supported him efficiently in his attempts to stop the plundering and collect his troops. Mr. Osborn saw Grant a day or two afterward, when he expected to be deprived of his command on account of the defeat. He said: Why do you not report these colonels? They are the men to blame for not carrying out your orders. Why, said Grant, these offi