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Military and Civil Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Leading Soldier of the Age ...
James Penny Boyd
No preview available - 2016
advance American amid army artillery asked assault attack battle became brigade called carried cavalry centre Chattanooga close command Confederate corps crossed direction division early effect enemy enemy's entire entrenchments Federal field fighting fire five followed force four friends front further gave give grand Grant guns Hancock hand held hold honor hour House hundred Johnston killed land Lee's lines loss lost miles military morning move movement never night officers operations ordered party passed peace Petersburg plans position possible President pushed railroad reached rear received respect retreat returned Richmond river road Second sent Sheridan Sherman side situation soldier soon spirit strong success supplies surrender Tennessee Thomas thought thousand tion took troops turned United Vicksburg victory visited Washington West wounded
Page 388 - GENERAL : I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition. To be frank, I do not think the emergency has arisen to call for the surrender of this army...
Page 391 - GENERAL : — I received your note of this morning on the picketline, whither I had come to meet you and ascertain definitely what terms were embraced in your proposition of yesterday with reference to the surrender of this army. I now request an interview in accordance with the offer contained in your letter of yesterday for that purpose.
Page 670 - No more in soldier fashion will he greet With lifted hand the gazer in the street. O friends, our chief state-oracle is mute : Mourn for the man of long-enduring blood, The statesman-warrior, moderate, resolute, Whole in himself, a common good. Mourn for the man of amplest influence, Yet clearest...
Page 218 - I knew, wherever I was, that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would help me out, if alive.
Page 398 - The war is over; the rebels are our countrymen again; and the best sign of rejoicing after the victory will be to abstain from all demonstrations in the field.
Page 204 - GRANT: Understanding that your lodgment at Chattanooga and Knoxville is now secure, I wish to tender you, and all under your command, my more than thanks — my profoundest gratitude for the skill, courage, and perseverance with which you and they, over so great difficulties, have effected that important object. God bless you all ! A.
Page 385 - GENERAL : — I have received your note of this date. Though not entertaining the opinion you express on the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia...