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217 Grant either disobeyed orders or did not receive this message in time — I do not know which — for he was soon on his way toward Fort Donelson . He did not take and destroy it on the 8th ; the roads were too deep in mud for the ...
At one of the cabinet meetings soon after Grant became President he remarked that the navy department wanted Samana Bay , on the east coast of San Domingo , as a coaling station , and that he intended to send Colonel Babcock down to San ...
It did not seem to be In 1881 he made another trip to Mexico , and soon afterward was elected president of the Mexican Southern Railway . The arrangement with this railroad was peculiar . I cannot make out that he received either salary ...
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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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