Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant

Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...he again said, abruptly, as if a fresh thought had struck him: --"Send back a surgeon to that sick man, with instructions to report his condition to me." This, also, was done. The cavalcade went on a few minutes longer, when the General gave a third order: --"Have the commissary leave a few rations, that the woman and her husband need not suffer." The family was protected and fed. In due time the invalid was cured, and Grant furnished them with free transportation to the North. That night our investing lines in the rear of Vicksburg were formed, in a half circle, from the river above almost to the river below, Sherman holding the right, McPherson the center, and McClernand the left. Haine's Bluff was already evacuated, and our gun-boats and transports from Young's Point steamed up the Yazoo. Before midnight, wagon loads of provision and forage reached Grant's hungry army. His anticipations had been fulfilled to the letter. This was the fifth night. After riding the lines until midnight, he and the staff slept at a house where the negroes in possession supped them upon the only turkey which the desolation of war had spared. There was no salt, bread, nor vegetables, but the party ate eagerly, for they had fasted since daylight, It was nearly dawn when they went to bed with light hearts. May eighteenth. lacs. Two Unsuccessful Assaults. Grant's operations since leaving New Carthage, had rarely been equaled by the most illustrious captains of history. In twenty days he had marched two hundred milas, and fought five battles, taking ninety guns, capturing six thousand of the enemy, and killing and wounding many more. He had destroyed Pemberton's communications, stopped him from escaping, and finally driven him to the wall. And more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602544
  • 9781236602541