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He threw up his contract , and the regiment — without means of transportation — sat down in the tropic jungle and waited while the colonel wondered what he ought to do . In a few days cholera ran through the regiment like fire in a ...
The regiment , under the inspiration of Grant's energy , struggled to its feet . The sick men and the soldiers ' wives were put on mules , while the rest of the regiment started out on foot . There were children , too , in the ...
Within a week he had scraped off the regiment's hard crust , and found that there was nothing underneath but a lot of good - natured farm youths , full of high spirits and little rough . He began to enforce discipline , and camp life ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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