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He wrote to Jefferson Davis , the Secretary of War at that time , and begged him to take Ulysses back in the army . " I never wished him to leave the servis , ” Jesse wrote . “ I think after spending so much time to qualify himself for ...
Horace Greeley wrote ponderously in the New York Tribune that secession was justifiable , and that he was glad the slave states were saying good - by . Wendell Phillips delivered an impassioned , erratic speech in which he declared that ...
On February 21 , 1864 , J. B. Jones wrote in his Diary : “ I know my ribs stick out , being covered by skin only , for the want of sufficient food ; and this is the case with many thousands of non - producers , while there is enough for ...
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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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