Military and Civil Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ...

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Garretson, 1885 - Dummies (Bookselling) - 734 pages
 

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Page 386 - 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 462 - ... the faith of the United States is solemnly pledged to the payment in coin or its equivalent of all the obligations of the United States...
Page 389 - 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 216 - 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 396 - 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 202 - 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 383 - 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...
Page 393 - The arms, artillery, and public property to be parked and stacked, and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them.

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