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Chapter 48: Grant in his family. I first saw Grant at Nashville soon after the battle of Chattanooga; his wife and his youngest child were with him, and this was typical of all I knew of him. It is hard for me to think of him apart from his family. All through the war, Mrs. Grant visited him whenever he remained for a whil
e I left her when I went to Young's Point, one or two days before running the Vicksburg batteries, and at Vicksburg after the surrender.
She again visited me at Nashville.
I venture to add what I wrote after this in my history.
It was submitted to General Grant and read to his wife, and approved by both.
Indeed, every line i of the Commander-in-Chief had often spent a few weeks with him in camp or siege or when he was quartered in a captured town.
At Memphis, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Nashville, she had joined him, and now again in front of Petersburg.
His children, too, visited him, the eldest only fourteen years of age at this time , the younge