Rebel Brag and British Bluster; A Record of Unfulfilled Prophecies, Baffled Schemes, and Disappointed Hopes

Rebel Brag and British Bluster; A Record of Unfulfilled Prophecies, Baffled Schemes, and Disappointed Hopes

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...General to carry into effect. For both Grant and Sherman must then be shelved: their ideas of conducting a siege will be pronounced not wide and grand enough for the Yankee nation. Their combinations were not extensive enough--their several approaches did not converge from sufficiently distant points. Next year the siege of Richmond must be commenced by opening trenches at Key West in Florida, and Corpus Christi in Texas, and digging through the continent so as to meet and cooperate with another advance commencing from the upper waters of the Arkansas River. What scathing irony! But whom does it scathe? Grant's Failure And The End Of All Things. (From the Morning Herald, May 13, 1864.) We know almost enough of the campaign in Virginia to declare Grant's advance upon Richmond a failure, and to express a confident hope that the last fiery trial of the Southern Confederacy has been safely passed. From other parts of the Southern States the news is scarcely less cheering to the Confederates. The advance upon Atlanta is a failure. Utter. Jolmston's position is said to be too strong for attack. That's the reason he left it. We shall probably learn in a few days that here also the attack has been made and repulsed. From the Red River the news continues most disastrous to the Federal arms, and gold in New York is at 75 premium. How will the New York mob submit to the draft. And where are the soldiers to enforce it? Nowhere. And that point is settled. GRANT A FAILURE. RICHMOND CAN'T BE TAKEN. (From the London Times, August 22, 1864.) To the war in Virginia the Federals devoted their best army, their main stores of material, and their most determined Commander. The force which advanced southwards at the beginning of May was the strongest force ever...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629787
  • 9781236629784