Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865, Volume 1

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D. Appleton, 1885 - Generals
 

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Page 590 - SIR :—In consideration of all the circumstances governing the present situation of affairs at this station, I propose to the Commanding Officer of the Federal forces the appointment of Commissioners to agree upon terms of capitulation of the forces and fort under my command, and in that view suggest an armistice until 12 o'clock to-day. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your ob't se'v't, SB BUCKNER, Brig. Gen. CSA To Brigadier-General US GRANT, Com'ding US Forces, Near Fort Donelson.
Page 232 - As I shall communicate with Grand Gulf no more, except it becomes necessary to send a train with heavy escort, you may not hear from me again for several days.
Page 478 - The junction once formed' and the ridge carried, communications will be at once established between the two armies by roads on the south bank of the river. Further movements will then depend on those of the enemy.
Page 591 - Yours of this date, proposing armistice and appointment of Commissioners to settle terms of capitulation, is just received. No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. I propose to move immediately upon your works.
Page 49 - SIR: The distribution of the forces under my command, incident to an unexpected change of commanders, and the overwhelming force under your command, compel me, notwithstanding the brilliant success of the Confederate arms yesterday, to accept the ungenerous and unchivalrous terms which you propose.
Page 32 - I shall take and destroy Fort Donelson on the 8th, and return to Fort Henry.
Page 85 - Donelson battle, which he told me then for the first time — that, at a certain period of the battle he saw that either side was ready to give way, if the other showed a bold front...
Page 382 - AM to-morrow, I propose to evacuate the works in and around Vicksburg, and to surrender the city and garrison under my command, by marching out with my colors and arms, stacking them in front of my present lines. After which you will take possession. Officers to retain their side-arms and personal property, and the rights and property of citizens to be respected.
Page 438 - Hold Chattanooga at all hazards; I will be there as soon as possible.
Page 572 - You are now Washington's legitimate successor, and occupy a position of almost dangerous elevation; but if you can continue as heretofore to be yourself -simple, honest, and unpretending — you will enjoy through life the respect and love of friends and the homage of millions of human beings...

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