Civil War Officers, Union

Civil War Officers, Union : Ulysses S. Grant and Lincoln; Excerpts from Newspapers and Other Sources (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Civil War Officers, Union: Ulysses S. Grant and Lincoln; Excerpts From Newspapers and Other Sources Frederick D. Grant, and the President's private secretary. Lincoln, in handing the General his commission, read with much feel ing a few words which he had written for the occasion, ending with the remark, As the country herein trusts you, so, under God, it will sustain you. I scarcely need add that, with what I here speak for the nation, goes my own hearty personal concurrence. The General took the commission very much as a graduate steps up and takes his diploma from the president of his college. He had Written a brief reply on a sheet of paper, which he drew from his pocket and read. It closed as follows I feel the full weight of the responsibilities now devolving on me; and I know that if they are met it will be due to those armies, and above all to the favor of that Providence which leads both nations and men. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 122g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 51 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243072147
  • 9780243072149