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Porter was about to blow up his boats and try to escape when Sherman's troops arrived unexpectedly on the squashy banks of the creek . They drove off the Confederates , but it took three days to raise the trees from the stream so the ...
The steamers did not carry any troops , but only volunteer crews . The passage was made on April 16th , a moonless night . The Confederates burned houses on the shore for illumination , and the river was almost as light as it is at noon ...
Then the Union troops were piled into the crater ... far too many of them . They were so many that they became a packed mob , floundering in the loose earth . The Confederates quickly recovered and lined the edge of the crater .
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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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