By Ulysses S. Grant, Rod Paschall
After 3 lethal years of scuffling with, President Abraham Lincoln had visible a bit growth within the West opposed to the Confederacy, yet usually theater of operations, Virginia, the strains have been virtually precisely the place that they had been while the yankee Civil warfare begun. The battle used to be at a stalemate with northern public help swiftly fading. Then, Lincoln summoned basic Ulysses S. supply, victor of the Vicksburg crusade, to come back East. In little over a 12 months, America's so much catastrophic armed clash ended, the Union used to be preserved, and slavery was once abolished. This booklet information how those triumphs have been completed and within the telling earned foreign acclaim as a good instance of an English-language own chronicle.
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He was the only one of the children who entered the volunteer service to suppress the rebellion. Her brother, next of age and now past eighty-eight, is also still living in Clermont County, within a few miles of the old homestead, and is as active in mind as ever. He was a supporter of the Government during the war, and remains a firm believer, that national success by the Democratic party means irretrievable ruin. In June, 1821, my father, Jesse R. Grant, married Hannah Simpson. I was born on the 27th of April, 1822, at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio.
I took passage on a steamer at Ripley, Ohio, for Pittsburg, about the middle of May, 1839. Western boats at that day did not make regular trips at stated times, but would stop anywhere, and for any length of time, for passengers or freight. I have myself been detained two or three days at a place after steam was up, the gang planks, all but one, drawn in, and after the time advertised for starting had expired. On this occasion we had no vexatious delays, and in about three days Pittsburg was reached.
Of the graduates from West Point, all had citizenship elsewhere at the breaking out of the rebellion, except possibly General A. V. Kautz, who had remained in the army from his graduation. Two of the colonels also entered the service from other localities. The other seven, General McGroierty, Colonels White, Fyffe, Loudon and Marshall, Majors King and Bailey, were all residents of Georgetown when the war broke out, and all of them, who were alive at the close, returned there. Major Bailey was the cadet who had preceded me at West Point.
Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant, Rod Paschall