Meet General Grant
Amerikansk historie, USA's historie, amerikansk biografi om General Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1889, som først havde en militær karriere, bl.a. i Mexican War, og blev en berømt general i Nordstatshæren, Union Army, under den Amerikanske Borgerkrig, 1861-1865, og senere endte som amerikansk president. Beskriver hans liv, levnedsløb og militære og politiske karriere. Udkom i 1928.
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The employment of negroes as soldiers began in 1863 , and colored troops were used first , in an experimental way , at the siege of Vicksburg . Before the end of the war there were about one hundred thousand negroes in the Union army .
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 ...
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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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